Research

The Iowa DOT Research department's goal is to drive a quality program that delivers targeted solutions for Iowa's transportation future. Our areas of focus include safety, mobility, accessibility, technology, and sustainability of economic, social, and environmental progress. We can help you whether you want to get involved in our research, already have an approved projects in the works, or simply what to learn more about our team.

 

Submitting An Idea

What Types of Projects Can Be Funded?

Our Topic & Funding Requests page provides descriptions of eligible research projects. Examples of both current and completed projects can be found in our upcoming Project Portfolio.

Where do I submit an idea?

Ideas are submitted at any time through our Topic & Funding Requests.

What happens after an idea is submitted?

Our Project Development Process explains how research projects advance from idea to signed agreements.

 

Getting Connected

How can I help with individual research projects?

Every research project requires multiple individuals in different roles to ensure a successful outcome. Opportunities to get involved are described in our Roles and Responsibilities.

How can I provide Feedback on submitted ideas?

Opportunities to provide feedback on submitted ideas are described in our Project Development Process.

How can I get involved in Iowa DOT Research Committees or Groups?

Iowa DOT facilitates several groups dedicated to transportation research. Opportunities to get involved are described in our Roles and Responsibilities.

How can I get Involved in National Research efforts?

Iowa DOT partners with several national agencies focused on transportation research. Opportunities to get involved are described in our Roles and Responsibilities.

Research Requests for Proposal

How do I get notified of RFP?

Our Notice of RFP will be posted in our future Announcements page and also delivered through our Subscriptions.

How DO I respond to RFP?

Instructions on responding to RFP is provided in our Proposal and Deliverable Guidelines.

What are your proposal guidelines?

Proposal guidelines can be found in our Proposal and Deliverable Guidelines.

Are there any additional requirements?

Additional requirements are outlined in our Proposal and Deliverable Guidelines.


Research Agreements

What is your contracting process?

Our contracting process is described in Contracting and Project Management.

How do i submit an invoice?

Our invoice process is described in Contracting and Project Management

How do I submit quarterly progress reports?

Submitting Quarterly Progress Report process is described in Contracting and Project Management.

How Do I request a contract modification?

Modifying a current contract is described in Contracting and Project Management.

RESEARCH PROGRAMS

How is the research program funded?

We are funded at both the state and federal levels, as described in our Mission, Values, and Focus Areas.

How is the research program organized?

We both manage and participate in several research programs. Details can be found in our Program Descriptions.

Who Does the research program partner & collaborate with?

We work with many external agencies, as described in our Collaboration and Partnerships.

 

RESEARCH PHILOSOPHY

Why does research matter?

Our top four arguments for the relevance of research are outlined in our Mission, Values, and Focus Areas.

What are the research focus areas?

Our focus areas are defined in our Mission, Values, and Focus Areas.

What is the research mission statement?

Our mission is stated in our Mission, Values, and Focus Areas.

 

STAY IN TOUCH

How can I contact you?

Our contact information lists several ways to reach us.

How do I subscribe?

We offer several subscriptions related to specific aspects of our program.


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