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 September 1st and March 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, 2013.
- Transit IDEA proposals are due November 1st and May 1st.