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Research projects

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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 proposal at this time.


FY 2025 Event
University FY'25 RFP#2 Proposals due to RTI
  • RTI announces project awards
  • Universities submit project agreements
August FY'26 Program Problem Statements are due Friday, August 30
September FY '25 project work begins
October - November

Functional Area Committee Meetings (at TxDOT HQ, 6230 E Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78744; beginning at 8:30am)

  • Structures & Hydraulics, Tuesday, October 22
  • Construction, Maintenance & Materials, Wednesday, October 23
  • Planning & Environmental, Thursday, October 24
  • Safety & Operations, Tuesday, October 29
  • Strategy & Innovation, Tuesday, November 5
December Research Oversight Committee Meetings (Internal Only)
January Release RFP to universities

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.