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University Transportation Centers Program 2013 Grant Competition

The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) will be seeking applications from non-profit institutions of higher education, located in the United States or its territories, to operate University Transportation Centers.  The purpose of these centers is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many modes and disciplines comprising transportation through the mechanisms of research, education, and technology transfer; to provide a critical transportation knowledge base outside the US DOT; and to address vital workforce needs for the next generation of transportation leaders.

The official release of a solicitation for applications will be made through (the solicitation will also be posted on this website), and applications for funding must be submitted through  The UTC Program’s Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number is 20.701.

Please watch this space and for updated information about this competition.

Questions and Answers about 2013 UTC Program Competition (Final)

9/26/2013 - U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $63 Million in University Transportation Center Grants

4/25/2013 – Record-Setting Number of Applications Received
The application phase of the University Transportation Centers Program 2013 Grant Competition is now complete.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) received a total of 142 applications for the up-to-35 University Transportation Centers that US DOT may select through this competition.

12/20/2012 – RITA has released the University Transportation Centers Program FY 2013 Grant Solicitation

12/17/2012 – The following documents discuss the terms and requirements that will be applicable to 2013 UTC Program Grants when awarded.  US DOT reserves the right to revise these documents as may be necessary.

10/1/2012 – Notice of Funding Availability