NCHRP Project 20-123 makes funding available to any AASHTO committee or council that require support for advancing and implementing the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the committee or council. Consistent with 23 USC § 505, these funds are intended for activities or tasks within the innovation life-cycle leading to technology development related to highway, public transportation, and intermodal transportation systems.
AASHTO committees or councils may apply for NCHRP 20-123 funds provided that the task scope meets the task selection criteria. Requests will be reviewed periodically by an officially appointed NCHRP 20-123 Oversight Panel composed of members of committees and/or councils. Oversight Panelists appointed to the panel will be responsible for reviewing and approving task applications, program administration, and selecting a short list of consultants that may conduct the approved individual tasks and activities.
Individual tasks that have been approved by the Oversight Panel will be sequentially numbered and assigned to an NCHRP Senior Program Officer charged with project oversight. Task Panelists will be selected by the responsible staff officer to provide technical oversight of the consultants’ work.
Project Solicitation and Submission
Research topics are proposed by AASHTO committees and councils using the online form and will be reviewed and approved by the oversight panel. Proposals may include research-related needs identified by an AASHTO committee and council and may include, but not limited to, tasks such as: (1) development or updating a research roadmaps or prioritized lists of specific research needs; (2) updating committee or council strategic plans that include a research component; (3) research scoping studies for narrow research topics; (4) research and development activities to update specifications and manuals maintained by a committee or council, using previously conducted research and/or convening experts to arrive at a consensus; and (5) convening Peer Exchanges.