Research Calls

CEDR Transnational Road Research Call 2017

The Call for Proposals for the CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme 2017 is now open. The Call was published on 22 December 2017 with a deadline for submissions of 
1 March 2018, 12:00 CET. 
The CEDR members participating in the Call 2017 programmes are Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and UK. These road administrations have committed funding for the research and also provide experts for the selection and technical management of the projects. The total budget for the programme is EUR 4.90 million.
The Call is being managed on behalf of CEDR by Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Austria: this includes organising the Call for Proposals, programme coordination, financial governance and general project management. Organisations from outside Europe are eligible to participate in the programme as project partners, but only legal entities established in Europe are eligible to submit proposals.
The three themes of the CEDR Call 2017 are:
• New Materials and Techniques
(a) Reliable life cycle and social cost-benefit analysis of “green asphalt”
(b) Simplifying the use of RAP
(c) Usability of Super Materials
• Automation
(a) How will automation change the core business of NRAs?
(b) What new options do NRAs have from digitalisation and automation?
(c) Practical learnings for NRAs from test sites
• Collaborative Planning of Infrastructure and Spatial Development
(a) Exploring effective approaches for future-proof road networks based on trends in mobility and spatial development
(b) Planning and designing the interface between (trans)national road networks and local transportation (‘last mile’)
(c) Assessing the added value from spatial development as a factor in infrastructure planning
The publication details are:
Tender name:"New Materials”, “Automation” and "Collaborative Planning"
The Guide for Applicants, Description of Research Needs and submission instructions can all be downloaded from the FFG link above
OJEU reference:           Services - 490184-2017

ITS Ireland Research Bursary – 2018 Postdoctoral Position

The ITS Ireland Research Bursary was established to promote research and development in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Ireland. The aim of the bursary is to deliver funding for ITS research projects through collaborative partnerships with our members. Following on from the initial project carried out by IT Tallaght, funded by ARUP trust, ITS Ireland are now delighted to announce the commencement of a new research project in collaboration with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
The bursary will fund a one year postdoctoral research project to address the predicted impact of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) on the Irish national road network. The objectives are to understand how CAVs will affect road transport in Ireland and to identify what needs to be done now in order to maximise the opportunities that CAVs will bring. The focus of the research will be divided into three strands: the first two will be examinations of the anticipated impact of CAVs on road safety and traffic management; the third strand will be an assessment of policies and structures that would need to be put in place in order to optimally manage the introduction of CAVs.
The Call for Proposals is available here
Please note that the deadline for submissions is 5.00pm Friday 26th January 2018