of Transportation seeks applications for four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers, intending (subject to the merits of applications received) to fund one UTC in each of the following specific topic areas:Highly Automated Transportation Systems ResearchCommunications
Technology and E-Commerce Effects on Travel DemandImplications of Accessible Automated Vehicles and Mobility Services for People with DisabilitiesStrategic Implications of Changing Public Transportation Travel TrendsUnder statutory restrictions, lead/grantee universities on the twenty current Tier 1 UTCs with grants initially awarded in 2016 are not eligible to receive one of the new Tier 1 grants; non-lead consortium-member universities on current Tier 1 UTCs are eligible.
More information about this is contained in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: 69A355 Research and Technology
Estimated Funding: $4,925,000
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UTC Program websiteAdditional Information of Eligibility:
This MURI competition is open only to, and full proposals are to be submitted only by, U. S. institutions of higher education (universities) including DoD institutions of higher education, with degree-granting programs in science and/or engineering.
To the extent that it is a part of a U. S. institution of higher education and is not designated as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) or other University Affiliated Laboratory (UAL) is eligible to submit a proposal to this MURI competition and/or receive MURI funds.
However, the eligibility of a UAL (other than a FFRDC) to submit a URI proposal does not exempt the proposal from any evaluation factor contained in this FOA.
Ineligible organizations (e.g., industry, DoD laboratories, FFRDCs, and foreign universities) may collaborate on the research but may not receive MURI funds directly or via subaward.
When a modest amount of additional funding for an ineligible organization is necessary to make the proposed collaboration possible, such funds may be requested via a separate proposal from that organization.
This supplemental proposal shall be attached to the primary MURI proposal and will be evaluated separately by the responsible Research Topic Chief.
If approved, the supplemental proposal may be funded by the responsible agency using non-MURI funds.Full Opportunity Web Address:https://www.transportation.gov/content/university-transportation-centersContact: Agency Email Description:
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2020-03-30Application Due Date: Archive Date: