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

Open research request for proposals

Currently, there are no open requests for proposal.

FY 2024 Event
Sept. 1 Problem Statements due
  • Planning and Environment, Oct. 24
  • Structures and Hydraulics, Oct. 25
  • Strategy and Innovation, Oct. 30
  • Safety and Operations, Oct. 31
  • Construction, Maintenance and Material, Nov. 1
  • All meetings will be held at 6230 E Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78744 and begin at 8:30 a.m. central.
November/December Research Oversight Committee meetings
January RTI posts requests for proposals (RFP)
February Questions deadline
March University proposals are due to RTI
  • RTI announces project awards
  • Universities submit project agreements
September FY '24 project 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 and the TxDOT Executive Review Board for final approval.
  4. The Request for Proposal 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:

  • 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.