With the extension of the FAST Act, NITC will be receiving one additional year of funding. As a result, NITC’s Executive Committee has developed four new funding opportunities that help build on the excellent work NITC has already done and increase the impact we are having nationally on improving mobility to build stronger communities. We also aim to increase our efforts to integrate racial equity into transportation education and research. Finally, given that our grant will be ending, these opportunities all emphasize projects that are relatively short in length, rely on existing expertise, and will have specific outputs and outcomes, rather than projects that would be the start of longer-term, multi-phase efforts.
We encourage faculty and researchers to review all of the opportunities available and decide which to pursue. If you have questions, talk with the Executive Committee member on your campus or the NITC staff. This webinar will be presented by Hau Hagedorn, NITC Associate Director, and Brendan Williams, NITC Research Program Administrator. Separate requests for proposals for each program will be released in May 2021. A general schedule and descriptions of each are available here: https://nitc.trec.pdx.edu/funding/overview