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

Open research request for proposals

There are currently 2 open requests for proposal. The Q&A Deadline is 12:00 p.m. Central Time, Friday, May 10, 2024. The Proposal Deadline is 12:00 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Project statements


FY 2025 Event
University FY'25 RFP#2 Proposals due to RTI
  • RTI announces project awards
  • Universities submit project agreements
September FY '25 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.