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Academic Research Solicitation

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Idea Solicitation

Ideascale is the web platform that MnDOT uses to collect research ideas year-round from transportation practitioners and researchers.

In addition, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board gathers ideas annually at the fall State Aid pre-screening meetings.

The deadline to submit an idea for the annual MnDOT/LRRB academic research RFP is usually mid-March of each year.

Note: Ideas for local agency-only funding consideration must be submitted by November 1, to allow for prioritization by city and county engineers at their annual January association meetings.