Funding Opportunities from FHWA

The following is a list of funding opportunities posted by FHWA at

Identification of Effective Next Generation Pavement Performance Measures and Asset Management Methodologies to Support MAP-21 Performance Management Requirements
A — Research & Development
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Acquisition Management          Solicitation (Modified)   Jul 22, 2014

Mobile Asphalt Technology Guidance Program (ATGP)
A — Research & Development
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Acquisition Management          Award   Jul 16, 2014

Advanced, Low-Cost Snowplow Visual Guidance System
A — Research & Development
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Acquisition Management          Solicitation (Modified)   Jul 16, 2014

Non Personal Services to Explore New Technologies to Collect Field Traffic Data at Large Intersections
R — Professional, administrative, and management support services
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Acquisition Management          Solicitation (Modified) / Total Small Business       Jul 15, 2014

Non-Personal Services to Explore New Technologies to Collect Field Traffic Data at Large Intersections.
A — Research & Development
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Acquisition Management          Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified) / Total Small Business             Jul 15, 2014

Enhanced Prediction of Vehicle Fuel Economy and Other Vehicle Operating Costs
A — Research & Development
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Acquisition Management          Solicitation (Modified)   Jul 09, 2014

Design of Pavement Preservation Experiment for the LTPP Program
A — Research & Development
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Acquisition Management          Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)         Jul 08, 2014


Global Call for Transportation Research Ideas

The Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on International Cooperation is pleased to announce a call for global transportation research ideas. You are encouraged to submit research ideas that lend themselves to international cooperation and that are of priority and urgency to the global transportation community. Research needs are defined as transportation –related applied problems that could benefit from research studies to address existing knowledge gaps.

The goal of this initiative is to create an inventory of research needs that cross international borders, address shared transportation problems across international borders that can be addressed through cooperation and collaborations of transnational researchers, funders and institutions.

Making the international research inventory available to researchers and sponsors around the world who wish to pursue them increases the likelihood of having those needs addressed. Creating a portfolio of international research needs will add research capacity in the area of international collaborations in research.

In analyzing the submitted ideas, our Subcommittee  #2 on “solicitation of cooperative international research needs” will work closely with the Committee Co-Chairs (as the Committee’s research coordinators) to review, categorize, rate and rank needs and place the list on the TRB research needs statements (RNS) website. The Committee will develop full problem statements for top ranked research ideas and also strive to promote their advancement through existing sponsors, and in collaboration with the idea author(s).

We strongly urge you to submit your research ideas for the first round of solicitation that ends on December 1st, 2014.  Each submission should not exceed 300 words. Each research idea should describe in very brief and simple manner

  • Why the problem is of global importance; and
  • What benefits addressing the problem would yield to the international transportation community.

Please submit your ideas to:

Dr. George Giannopoulos ( & Dr. Sam Elrahman (

Co-Chairs, Transportation Research Board, Standing Committee on International Cooperation.


CUTC Seeking Nominations for Student Awards

CUTC is now accepting nominations for the National Student Awards. The annual competition recognizes students for their outstanding accomplishments in the field of transportation research and education.

Submit nominations in six categories:

  • Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for Ph.D. Dissertation in Science & Technology
  • C. V. Wootan Memorial Award for Ph.D. Dissertation in Policy & Planning
  • Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for M.S. Thesis in Science & Technology
  • C. V. Wootan Memorial Award M.S. Thesis in Policy & Planning
  • Neville A. Parker Award for Non Thesis in Policy & Planning
  • Neville A. Parker Award for Non Thesis in Science & Technology

The CUTC Student Awards are open to students in all CUTC member schools that are in good standing. These are schools that have paid their CUTC annual membership dues for the current year. There is no limit to the number of nominations that may be submitted from an institution.

All nominations must be submitted online by September 30. Contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams for more information or view awards eligibility at


Call for applications: Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes

Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes:
Call for applications for a workshop on social research and lighting design in London

The Configuring Light research programme has received the HEIF5 Knowledge Exchange and Impact funding from the LSE to host a five-day workshop between lighting design professionals, architects and designers and social scientists in a London space on 13-17 October 2014.

This workshop will equip design professionals with the social research methods they need to create more ‘social designs’ in their daily practices and extend the adoption of social research in design processes to create better urban environments. This workshop will be co-led by our project partner the Social Light Movement, and will focus on a lighting design intervention to help improve outdoor spaces at Peabody’s Whitecross Estate in Islington. Technical sponsorship and support has kindly been provided by iGuzzini.

This workshop lasts for five days and has three elements: a training part for social research methods in design, a research and design part where designers create a new lighting concept in collaboration with the estate’s community, and a symposium on the final day (17 October 2014) where the lighting concept will be presented to the Peabody and other stakeholders and invited guests.

We are currently seeking applications from lighting design professionals as well as practising architects and designers interested and experienced in lighting design issues to get involved with the workshop. If you or your organisation would like to join, please see “How to apply” below. The workshop will last five days, and will be held at the Whitecross Estate from 13-17 October 2014. It is free of charge to attend, but places will be allocated on the basis of an application (see below for how to apply). We are unable to cover costs of travel and accommodation.

For more information, contact Kiera Blakey at


Opening for a tenured associate professor in “social data science” at Telecom ParisTech

Open position Tenured associate professor Social and Economic Science (SES) Department Telecom ParisTech


Telecom ParisTech (also known as ENST, École nationale supérieure des
telecommunications) is one of the most selective engineering “grandes écoles”
(Elite Universities) in France. Located in Paris, it was founded in 1878, and prides itself to have invented the word “telecommunication”.

Telecom Paristech invites applications for a tenured associate professor in the field of “social data science”, to join its department of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), to begin as early as 2015.

Partner of the IDEX Paris-Saclay, member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), Telecom ParisTech is strongly positioned on innovation and information and communication technologies. Its mission is to train engineers understanding the challenges of innovation both from a technological and a socio-economic point of view. To achieve this, it employs faculty members, whose teaching activity extends into advanced research on topics falling in the fields of economics, social sciences and management.

The candidate will reinforce the SES department’s focus on Web use and digital cultures, at the crossroads of major social and economic dynamics (formation of the publics, online demographics, political consequences of ICTs). The position requires research experience in the field of statistical analysis and online data. Proficiency in French is required.


The candidate holds a PhD in the fields of Sociology, Demography, Geography, Media and Communication Sciences, Management or Economics.

The candidate has developed skills in analysis of use of digital technologies, as well as some of the following competencies: social network analysis, audience quantification, web mining, data visualization, machine learning.


The successful candidate will join the SES Department teaching team and participate to the following courses:

Project Tutoring:
Controversy mapping (related to technological innovation);
Student projects (technology, innovation and design);
Continuing Education (monitoring projects and startup creation, especially within the ESSEC Master)
Teaching Social Sciences at Master level (Master Big Data, Master STS, continuing education).


The candidate is expected set up and contribute to research activities in direct collaboration with members of the SES department and research chairs, in order to co-author with other Telecom ParisTech faculty members a steady stream of publications in reference conferences and journals. The candidate will contribute to ongoing research projects conducted within the SES department by bringing a consistent empirical approach, relying on innovative methods of data collection, storage, processing, automation, and data visualization.

Finally, the candidate will help design and manage interdisciplinary and cross-team research projects within the Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation i3 of the Mines-Telecom Institute (particularly, in the area of research “use, participation, democratization of innovation”).

For more information, see


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