The swift emergence and urgency of global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus and its enormous effects on public health and the economy have significantly affected the state’s need for the research and expertise of the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS). Given the recency, scope, scale, and urgency of the pandemic, the UC ITS seeks information on prospective research activities, qualifications of interested individuals and teams, and immediate data collection needs related to COVID-19’s direct and indirect impacts on transportation systems. The UC ITS has developed three mechanisms to engage faculty and researchers to support the state in its response and recovery through a fast-track process. Responses to these calls were due April 19th.

  1. Information on prospective COVID-19 response and recovery research activities (RFI) (42 submissions received from 7 UC Campuses)
  2. Qualifications of those interested in contributing to COVID-19 response and recovery research activities (RFQ) (51 submissions received from 7 UC campuses)
  3. Immediate-need data collection activities related to the COVID-19 crisis (Data Collection Grant) (24 submissions received from 6 UC campuses)

These three components are described in the UC ITS Solicitation of Information and Qualifications for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Research Activities.

For information, contact your branch research administrator:

See the Solicitation