TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) annual program announcement solicits funding proposals for the upcoming review cycles. The announcement explains the IDEA programs, describes the types of eligible projects and their funding structures, suggests general areas for which IDEA proposals can be submitted, and provides guidelines and forms for submitting proposals.
NCHRP IDEA proposals are due March 1st and September 1st, depending on which of the two funding cycles is targeted.
The Safety IDEA program has only one review cycle per year; Safety IDEA proposals are due September 16, 2014.
The Transit IDEA program has only one review cycle per year; Transit IDEA proposals are due May 1, 2014.