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Michigan Office of Future Mobility & Electrification

Janine Ward

State of Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) funding platforms – Opportunities for Michigan Tech and the Upper Peninsula (video, 46 min) Passcode: ChTy?#w6
Reception and Talk March 27, 2023: Janine Ward, Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
With a reception and talk hosted by MTTI, Ward presented "State of Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) funding platforms – Opportunities for Michigan Tech and the Upper Peninsula."

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Information Session February 8, 2023 (video, 45 min)
February 8, 2023 by Pasi Lautala

  • BAA for Railroad Research open to anyone (except topics restricted to universities).
  • Applied technology research projects
  • Track, rolling stock and equipment, train control, and human factors
  • MTTI can assist with writing an idea and/or concept paper. Examples are available from Pasi ( or Pam (
  • A Quad Chart is required.


SBIR Funding Informational Session February 15, 2023
Colin Brooks, MTRI Inc. Principal Investigator

  • SBIR vs STTR
  • Small business < 500 employees, American-owned, for-profit entity
  • About MTRI Inc. and Michigan Tech partnerships resulting in SBIR/STTR funding
  • Other MTRI Inc. (MI) funded projects
  • USDOT 2023 Phase I SBIR solicitation: opened Feb. 7, goes through March 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Interesting 2023 topics


Illinois DOT Research

ICT RFP Postings

ICT RFP Notifications

Specific Requirements: Proposal budgets must include a 25% cost share/cost match that is provided by the submitting agency.

Iowa DOT Research

Iowa DOT RFP Postings

Iowa DOT RFP Notifications

Specific Requirements: N/A

Ohio DOT Research

Ohio DOT RFP Postings

Specific Requirements: Proposals lead by non-Ohio based entities must include an Ohio-based partner or subcontractor that has a minimum of 20% of the total project cost or hours.

Michigan DOT Research

MDOT RFP Postings

Minnesota DOT Research

MnDOT RFP Postings

MnDOT RFP Notifications

Specific Requirements: Only prequalified universities under our master agreements can respond to the research RFP and propose a project on the released need statements.

Missouri DOT Research

MoDOT RFP Postings

MoDOT RFP Notifications: Send an e-mail to

Specific Requirements: Engineering Research projects must be led or co-led by a Professional Engineer licensed in Missouri.

Wisconsin DOT Research

WisDOT RFP Postings

WisDOT RFP Notifications: Send an email to

Specific Requirements: N/A