The information below is from the 2022 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information.
The UC Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Statewide Transportation Research Program (STRP) is supported by an annual allocation from the State of California through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) and the Public Transportation Account (PTA) to support research, education, and outreach activities that directly address and inform transportation policy, planning, and engineering issues in California. The STRP responds to priorities identified by the Assembly Transportation Committee, Senate Transportation Committee, the California State Transportation Agency, and the UC ITS Board of Advisors.
Proposals funded in this category will be closely coordinated with the California State Transportation Agency, members of the Transportation and Housing Coordination Workgroup, and other relevant partners as identified by the PI and/or the UC ITS Council of Directors. Please review solicitation for more details about what kind of proposals will UC ITS fund.
Eligible applicants are invited to submit research proposals that respond to the priorities listed in Part II of this RFP. All projects funded through this RFP must be conducted in conjunction with at least one project stakeholder. Many of the topics outlined in Part II suggest possible stakeholders; more information about the stakeholder participation requirements are outlined in Part III, Section B: Proposal Organization.
The UC ITS is a Multicampus Research Unit and explicitly encourages multicampus collaborations (see program solicitation for more details).
- To apply for the UC ITS STRP solicitation please complete the Google Form
Award Amount and Details
- Approximately $600,000 will be allocated to projects selected through this RFP.
- Eligible project types and award ranges for this solicitation are presented in Part III, Section A: Eligibility of the RFP.
Deadlines and Date Information
The due dates listed below are the most recent due dates our office is aware of. Please see the opportunity home page for information about potential upcoming deadlines or other opportunities.
- Deadline to submit proposals: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM PDT
- Notice of Award: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
- Project Start Date: First day of Fall 2022 quarter/semester
- Project End Date: 12 months after the project start date
Researchers will be notified by Tuesday, July 26, 2022, whether or not their submitted proposal has been selected for funding. The anticipated start date for projects is the beginning of the Fall 2022 quarter/semester on each respective UC campus. The projects are expected to run for 12 months, followed by a period for disseminating the research results to relevant stakeholders and decision-makers. After the project close-out date, all remaining funds in the project’s account will revert back to UCLA ITS.
- Lead applicants include anyone eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) at UCLA.
- Other researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students can be included in the proposal with her/his/their salary covered in place of the PI’s in part or in whole; however, the PI remains responsible for the project.
- Researchers from other university systems, the public sector, and/or for-profit private sector are not eligible for funding through this RFP. Exceptions may be approved if special circumstances warranting the exception are fully explained in the proposal.
- Interdisciplinary research teams are strongly encouraged. See Eligible Costs and Budget Guidelines in this section as well as Section B Letters of Support for more information on including community-based partners in your research proposal.
- PIs who have outstanding deliverables for previously awarded UC ITS projects are not eligible to apply unless all outstanding deliverables are submitted and approved prior to the proposal deadline for this RFP.
- Those with projects funded in the FY 2020-21 UC ITS RFP cycle are eligible to apply; however, all deliverables from the PI’s current FY 2021-22 award must be completed before FY 2022-23 funds will be disbursed.