MassDOT Process for Soliciting and Selecting Research Projects
MassDOT uses a multi-step process for soliciting and selecting research projects for funding.
Research Problem Statement Solicitation COMPLETED FOR 2020
During this stage, Research Problem Statements are submitted for potential funding. Each Research Problem Statement is submitted by a MassDOT staff person who will serve as Project Champion (PC).
During the weeks of May 13 and May 20, 2019, MassDOT and UMTC hosted four research roundtables to bring state transportation practitioners and academic researchers together to discuss how research and innovations can advance MassDOT’s mission and strategic goals. These discussions took place in the District 2 Offices (Northampton), MassDOT Offices (Boston), and MassDOT Research and Materials Lab (Hopkinton). The roundtables aimed to help advance ideas for MassDOT’s current solicitation period for research problem statements, ended on June 7, 2019.
Selection of Projects Being Proposed for Research Funding
During this stage, MassDOT reviews the submitted Research Problem Statements and selects which ones will be advanced for potential funding. A list of the proposed research project statements for 2020 is provided below. You can click on the listed projects for more information on what the studies will entail.
Submission of Research Project Interest Statements by Researchers - OPEN NOW
During this stage, MassDOT seeks qualified researchers to conduct studies on the topics that are proposed for research funding. Researchers are sought for the following topics. Interested researchers submit a Principal Investigator (PI) Interest Statement Form along with the short (two page) CV for each PI/Co-PI to Mike Knodler, email@example.com, by the submission deadline.
Research Project Statements can be viewed by clicking on the project titles listed below.
Available Research Project Statements
Deadline for PI Interest Statement Forms for the 4 Projects Below: September 27, 2019