We are looking for bids that are innovative in nature and contribute to the development of evidence and best practice in the field of highways engineering and transportation, and that fit within the focus areas of CIHT. The challenges to the role that transport plays in the economic, social, and environmental development of the UK are not well understood and are rarely well articulated and this programme is an opportunity to bring evidence to that discussion.
We would particularly welcome applications to the scheme that fit with our research themes:
In addition, we will consider exceptional or innovative applications that fall outside of these priority areas if they meet the broader objectives of the programme as outlined above.
Projects will be funded in a typical range of £5,000 - £20,000. If applicants are considering larger grants they should discuss this as part of their initial expression of interest. We would be happy to consider applications that involve match-funding or otherwise co-funded, and for research teams to consider how leveraging in additional funding could extend the scope of the proposed projects.
The RGP is aimed at researchers, academic institutions, corporate partners and other bodies in the highways and transportation sector.
We will welcome collaboration from across the sector, including joint applications. Key issues regarding programme governance, intellectual property rights and specifications will be clearly defined as part of the commissioning process.
The application process is in three stages:
Please send a short summary of your research proposal to Technical@CIHT.org.uk or call us at 020 7336 1564 and we will be happy to discuss it with you. The information we require at this initial stage is listed in the Appendix.
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Successful applicants will be invited to develop their proposals with our policy and technical team who will work with you to ensure we have all the information needed for a final decision to be made.
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Once you submit the full application it will be brought to the attention of the Research Grants Panel at their next meeting; the decision of the Grants Committee will be final. You will be kept up to date with the process and informed whether successful or not.
We expect to be able to confirm the successful projects by the end of January 2019
Funding research is part of CIHT’s mission to demonstrate the worth of transport to society and as such we may ask funded applicants to undertake some, or all, of the following promotional activities when relevant;
Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:
Applications or informal enquiries should be sent to Technical@CIHT.org.uk or call 020 7336 1564 for further assistance.
Total Project Cost: What is the total cost of your proposal?
CIHT Grant request: How much are you seeking from the CIHT Research Grant fund and why is CIHT relevant to your research?
Other funding: What other funding do you have and is it secured or being sought.
Key Partners: What other organisations will you be working with to deliver the project?
Summary (MAX TWO PAGES): What is your overall purpose and plan for delivery?
Outcomes (MAX 100 WORDS) What outcomes do you hope to achieve and what public benefit(s) will result?
Evaluation (MAX 100 WORDS) How will you evaluate the success of the project?
Timescales: Start and finish dates plus any key milestones.