About the Implementation Support Program
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) manages practical, applied research that addresses problems identified by practitioners and managers in state departments of transportation (DOTs). NCHRP publishes the research results and delivers implementable products. The benefits from the project findings, however, begin with implementation by state DOTs and other transportation agencies. To ensure that the research products are viable, NCHRP considers implementation throughout the course of a project—from the development of the problem statement to the awarding of the research contract and beyond to the completion of the research.
As a part of NCHRP Project 20-44, the NCHRP Implementation Support Program has funding to facilitate implementation of NCHRP research results. NCHRP will procure and manage consultant services to undertake the implementation projects as required by the applicant, and will draw upon a panel of experts to oversee the projects. Applications will be reviewed by NCHRP Panel 20-44.
How it works
Applications are reviewed by the NCHRP 20-44 Panel, members of which are selected from industry, academia, and state and federal transportation agencies to serve as experts on implementation of research. The Panel recognizes that each application is unique, and requires that applications present clear, concise information written in a way that will enable the Panel to make an informed judgement on the application’s merits.
In general, the Panel will look at how best applications address the following:
Impact: The expected benefits of implementing the research results to transportation agencies.
Feasibility: The planned implementation activities planned and an appropriate budget.
Partnerships: Lead state and other participating organizations or agencies, and what they would potentially contribute.
Scalability: How the proposed activities will facilitate the implementation of the research results.