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For more information about the proposal submission process, refer to the University Handbook.

Open Research Request for Proposals

There are no open requests for proposals at this time.


Research Program Calendar for FY 2024



Sept. 2

Problem Statements due

Functional Area Committee Meetings

Oct. 20

Planning and Environment*

Oct. 24

Structures and Hydraulics*

Oct. 25

Strategy and Innovation*

Oct. 27

Safety and Operations*

Oct. 31

Construction, Maintenance and Materials*

Nov. & Dec.

Research Oversight Committee Meetings

*To be held at 6230 E. Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78744.





RTI posts request for proposals (RFP)


RFP #1 Q&A deadline


University proposals are due to RTI


RTI announces project awards

Sept. 1

FY 2024 projects work begins


How Does a Problem Statement Become a Research Project?

TxDOT reviews submitted problem statements before approving them for research:

  1. Problem statements are reviewed and prioritized with project recommendations for each functional area.
  2. Top recommended problem statements across all five functional areas are converted into project statements.
  3. Project statements are submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the TxDOT Executive Review Board for final approval.
  4. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for selected project statements are announced.

Functional Area Committees

The Functional Area Committees consist of subject matter experts from TxDOT districts, divisions, and universities. The five committees are as follows:

  • Construction, Maintenance, and Materials.
  • Planning and Environmental.
  • Safety and Operations.
  • Structures and Hydraulics.
  • Strategy and Innovation.

Contact Us

Contact us by email or through a university liaison for more information.




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