Request for Proposals
ODOT's research program is responsive to agency opportunities, needs and interests. Successful research projects require commitment and engagement both from the researcher and the technical advisory committee (TAC) members. Project ideas are submitted by the ODOT and Ohio local agencies, for strategic and ORIL respectively.
The two core methods through which project ideas can be developed are:
Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) provides research support for local agencies to address problems specific to the local roadway system.
Strategic Research Plan Projects represent the ideas of departmental staff designed to address areas of interest identified in ODOT's strategic research plan.
The Student Study Program has been discontinued and ODOT Research is not accepting new applications. Due to funding and staff time constraints our program will focus on strategic projects. Student participation in transportation research is important. The ODOT Research office is proud that within FY 2015-2017 there were 101 students working on our strategic research projects, compared to only 9 within the student study program during the same period. Student Study projects that have been selected and funded will continue to be supported.