2019 C2SMART Request for Proposals

Graphic showing C2SMART's three main research areas

C2SMART is now accepting proposals from its consortium members for research projects in 2019. Project proposals will undergo a rigorous peer-review process and be evaluated on the merit of the proposed research as well as how well it fits with the center’s themes. Additionally, the proposed projects’ outputs, such as products or tools, inclusion of external partners, and potential for real-world implementation will be taken into consideration. Please review the full guidelines and instructions before submitting.

Each proposal should fit into at least one of the Center’s three key research areas, as well as a 4th research area new for this RFP. This year, C2SMART is aiming to fund one or more research projects that fit the center’s theme and also specifically aim to solve a problem faced by disadvantaged populations. Each research proposal should identify in detail how it fits into one or more of the following themes:

  • Research Area 1: Urban Mobility and Connected Citizens
  • Research Area 2: Urban Analytics for Smart Cities
  • Research Area 3: Resilient, Secure, and Smart Transportation Infrastructure
  • Special Topic Research Area 4: Disadvantaged Travelers

All C2SMART-funded projects are required to have a minimum of 50% of the project budget matched from another non-federal cost-sharing source.

All responses to this RFP are due to consortium member representatives by November 30, 2018 with no exceptions. Review, follow-up, selection, and funding allocations will take place over December 2018 and January 2019, with notice of award occurring in February 2019. All projects will be expected to commence by March 1, 2019 with a scheduled completion date of February 29, 2020 (in the case of one-year projects).

PIs are encouraged to contact their consortium member representative prior to submitting a full proposal to inform them of the PI’s intent to submit, and also to ensure that the proposal idea fits the center’s themes. Proposals should be submitted via email to the following consortium member representatives:

Download the full guidelines and instructions for submitting.

Download the research project proposal template.

Download the research project budget template.