July 21 Deadline to Apply for Transportation Research Grants

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is soliciting requests for proposals (RFP) from qualified research faculty conducting transportation research in select areas. Deadline to submit RFPs is 5:00pm on July 14, 2017.

RFPs must focus on one of the following themes:

A total of $53,000 is available for award from the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) University Transportation Center (UTC).

Awardees will be announced by July 28, 2017.

The PSR UTC consists of the University of Hawaiʻi and seven university partners, including: University of Southern California; California State University, Long Beach; University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles; Northern Arizona University; and Pima Community College.

Full-time and tenure track faculty members at the University of Hawaiʻi are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators on UH PSR UTC project awards. Proposals may include multiple investigators and may also include research faculty and non-tenure track faculty from the university as Co-Principal Investigators. All proposals must include at minimum a one-to-one match on direct costs.

RFPs must be in PDF format (max 10 MB) and emailed to Eric Yamashita at ericyama@hawaii.edu.

Submitted PDFs must be titled as follows: last name, first initial, university, and the number of the proposal if more than one is being submitted.

For more information, view the PSR UTC RFP Guidelines (pdf) at or contact Eric Yamashita at ericyama@hawaii.edu or 956-0602.


More About the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center

The Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) University Transportation Center (UTC) is a consortium of two to four-year colleges and universities that have come together to form a unique synergistic relationship. The PSR UTC is led by the University of Southern California, and consists of seven other university partners including: California State University, Long Beach; University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Hawaiʻi (UH); Northern Arizona University; and Pima Community College.

Karl Kim, a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Executive Director for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, is the lead for UH in the PSR UTC.

The PSR UTC is currently funded through 2020. It is responsible to:

  1. Solicit proposals to conduct research in the field of transportation to advance the body of knowledge in transportation,
  2. to provide education and workforce development activities to expand the workforce of transportation professionals in Hawaii and across the U.S.,
  3. to deliver an ongoing program of technology transfer that makes transportation research results available to those people in transportation research and industry.