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Transportation Research RFP's solicited

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 25 - March 28, 1996

The Center for Transportation Research is soliciting proposals from university faculty and staff members for its Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Research Center of Excellence (RCE) Year Four Program plan. A minimum of eight proposals will be selected for funding, subject to RCE Advisory Board approval.

Proposals should address the area of intelligent transportation systems and may involve multidisciplinary activity in the fields of engineering, mathematics, transportation policy and/or planning, statistics, economics, or any other applicable area. An RFP for continuing education and technology transfer, transportation policy, and minority involvement will be released under a separate program.

Proposals should be no longer than 10 pages (excluding vitae), and should contain the following elements: abstract, objectives, importance and relevance to its and RCE strategic areas, statement of work, budget, and the vitae of faculty members and researchers involved.

Potential principal investigators should be university faculty or staff members, preferably at the assistant professor level or above. They are encouraged to collaborate with center staff. They must participate in semi-annual board meetings; prepare quarterly and annual reports of research, and should be willing to participate in associated center initiatives to pursue additional sources of funding.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, April 8. Proposals should be sent to: Tracey Schroeder, Business and Finance Officer, Center for Transportation Research, 1700 Kraft Drive, Suite 2000, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0536.

For more information, call Schroeder, at 1-3285