Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Involved

Get Involved

WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN BE FUNDED?

Our Submit Ideas page provides descriptions of typical research efforts. Examples of both active and completed projects can be found on our Research Ideas site.

WHERE DO I SUBMIT AN IDEA?

Ideas are submitted at any time through our Submit Ideas page.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN IDEA IS SUBMITTED?

Our Research Process page explains how research projects advance from idea to signed agreements.

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 page.

HOW CAN I PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON SUBMITTED IDEAS?

Opportunities to provide feedback on submitted ideas are described in our Research Process page.

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 page.

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 page.

Working With Us

Working with Research

HOW DO I GET NOTIFIED OF RFP?

Official postings of RFPs occur on our Requests for Proposal page. While every effort is made to provide email notification of postings, any notification provided by news and subscription services serves only as a reminder to check our Requests for Proposal page for official postings.

HOW DO I RESPOND TO RFP?

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

WHAT ARE YOUR PROPOSAL GUIDELINES?

Proposal guidelines can be found in our Proposal & Deliverable Guidelines page.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS?

Additional requirements are outlined in the Proposal & Deliverable Guidelines page.

WHAT IS YOUR CONTRACTING PROCESS?

Our contracting process is described in the Contracting & Project Management page.

HOW DO I SUBMIT AN INVOICE?

Our invoice process is described in the Contracting & Project Management page.

HOW DO I SUBMIT QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORTS?

The submitting Quarterly Progress Report process is described in our Contracting & Project Management page.

HOW DO I REQUEST A CONTRACT MODIFICATION?

Modifying a current contract is described in our Contracting & Project Management page.

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HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

Research staff and general contact information can be found on the Staff page.

HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE?

We offer several avenues on our News page depending on what program activities you are interested in.