Special Committee on Research and Innovation


AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery
gpage@aashto.org

Model Calendar for State Research Directors

This model calendar is intended to provide State DOT Research Directors with a guide to some of the significant events during the year related to liaison activities with AASHTO, the Transportation Research Board and the Federal Highway Administration. Most of the events are related to the role of the Research Director as member of the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee, TRB state representative, or FHWA SP&R state contact.

January

BTSCRP Program announcement released
High Value Research (HVR) Website Opens for Sweet 16 Submissions
NCHRP IDEA (20-30) program announcement released
NCHRP Synthesis of Practice topics due
Rail Safety IDEA Program announcement released
R&I/RAC meet during TRB Annual Meeting
TCRP call for problem statements
TCRP panel nominations due
TCRP IDEA (J-04) announcement released
TRB Annual Meeting

February

ACRP Graduate Award Program (A11-04/1) application opens
BTSCRP Program call for problem statements
NCHRP Program problem statements sent to R&I and RAC for balloting
Obligation of NCHRP funding due (month may vary)

March

AASHTO nominations for new TIG topics due
ACRP Program problem statements pulled from IdeaHub
BTSCRP Program problem statement review begins
NCHRP summary of ballots distributed to R&I
NCHRP IDEA (20-30) program proposals due March 1 (proposal reviews are twice a year)
RAC High Value Research (HVR) Submissions due March 31
Schedule and guidance for TRB annual state visits distributed
TCRP Synthesis (J-07) topic solicitation begins
TRB Core program contributions due for states that contribute under Pooled Fund program option

April

ACRP Program continuation requests due
ACRP Program problem statement review begins
NCHRP Program panel nominations due
NCHRP Administration of State DOTs (20-24) bi-annual topic selection
NCHRP Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles (20-102) Call for Problem Statements
NCHRP Program R&I selection meeting

May

ACRP Graduate Award Program (A11-04/1) application opens
BTSCRP Program call for problem statements
NCHRP Program problem statements sent to R&I and RAC for balloting
Obligation of NCHRP funding due (month may vary)

June

ACRP Synthesis (A11-03) topic solicitation
ACRP University Design Competition (A11-04/2) winners announced on June 1
BTSCRP Program project selection meeting
FHWA SP&R annual work plan due (month may vary depending on fiscal year calendar used by state)
NCHRP Program call for problem statements
NCHRP IDEA (20-30) bi-annual project selection
NCHRP Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles (20-102) receive project recommendations
TCRP Program problem statements due
TRB core program contributions due

July

ACRP Program selection meeting
ACRP Program project announcement released
AASHTO Research Advisory Committee national meeting (month may vary)
LTAP national meeting (month may vary)
NCHRP Legal (20-06) call for topics
NCHRP Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles (20-102) project selection

August

ACRP Graduate Award Program (A11-04/1) final research paper due
ACRP University Design Competition (A11-04/2) competition announcement
NCHRP Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles (20-102) program approved
State report to FHWA on SP&R funded accomplishments due
TCRP Program continuation requests due August 30
TCRP IDEA (J-04) project selection
TCRP Legal (J-05) annual meeting

September

AASHTO Annual Meeting (month may vary)
ACRP Legal (A11-01) select topics
ACRP University Design Competition (A11-04/2) fall semester notice of intent due September 28
Rail Safety IDEA program proposals due Sept. 15
NCHRP Administration of State DOTs (20-24) select topics
NCHRP Highway IDEA program proposals due September 1 (proposal reviews are twice a year)
NCHRP Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles (20-102) new projects announced
TCRP Program problem statement review

October

ACRP Synthesis (A11-03) select topics
NCHRP Administration of State DOTs (20-24) panel nominations
NCHRP problem submittals due Oct. 15
TRB Annual Meeting preliminary announcement distributed
TCRP Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) meeting to select projects

November

ACRP Program announcement released
ACRP Program call for problem statements
ACRP Synthesis (A11-03) panel nominations
ACRP University Design Competition (A11-04/2) design submissions open
NCHRP Legal (20-06) topics selected
NCHRP Program problem statements due November 1
NCHRP Program continuation requests due November 1
TCRP Program announcement released
TCRP Program call for panel nominations
Transit IDEA program proposals due November 1 (proposal reviews are twice a year)

December

NCHRP-IDEA (20-30) project selection
NCHRP U.S. Domestic Scan Program (20-68) select topics
NCHRP Ballot on new projects distributed to R&I and RAC
Rail Safety IDEA project selection