UC ITS Now Accepting Proposals

March 30, 2020

The UC Institute of Transportation Studies is now accepting proposals for the FY 2020-21 Statewide Transportation Research Program (STRP) funded by the State of California through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1) and the Public Transportation Account.

Request for Proposal PDF

UC Berkeley will be awarding approximately $780,000 in total across two components of our FY 2020-21 research program:

  • Annual STRP RFP - Research priorities included in this RFP were identified in close partnership with the UC ITS’ Board of Advisors prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals are due Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 5:00 PM PDT. Please see the attached RFP for more information on how to apply.

  • COVID-19 Response and Recovery Research Solicitation - The swift emergence and urgency of the COVID-19 public health and economy has significantly affected the state’s need for the research and expertise of the UC ITS. As such, the UC ITS is seeking information on prospective research activities, qualifications of interested individuals and teams, and immediate data collection needs related to direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on transportation. Selected research activities will be initiated through a fast-track process. More information about this solicitation can be found here: www.ucits.org/covid-19. Responses are due Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Eligible PIs may submit to both the annual STRP RFP and the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Research Solicitation. The proportion of available funding devoted to each program will depend in part on the state’s expression of needs over the next month. 

Below is a summary of the timeline and process for the STRP RFP and the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Research Solicitation.  covid-19_research_planning_process

The UC ITS is one of only a few UC-wide research programs that receives ongoing funding directly from the State of California. The legislature and executive branches have come to rely on UC ITS’ expertise and assistance to inform difficult and important choices about California’s transportation system. We thank you in advance for your participation in the UC ITS STRP and in turn your contributions to advancing transportation policy and practice in California. 

Request for Proposal PDF