CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development

California’s Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), signed into law on April 28, 2017, is a comprehensive transportation funding package designed to address a wide range of transportation-related needs across California. As part of SB 1, annual appropriations of up to $2 million will be made available to the California State University (CSU) for the purpose of conducting transportation research and transportation-related workforce education, training and development. The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San José State University (SJSU) was selected to lead the California State University Transportation Consortium (CSUTC).

CSUTC comprises MTI/SJSU along with partners CSU Chico, CSU Fresno, and CSU Long Beach. CSUTC will engage in a two-pronged approach to developing a comprehensive research portfolio:

  1. Each CSUTC partner will engage in SB 1-related research and/or workforce development activities and
  2. CSUTC will manage a CSU-wide competitive request for proposals to identify research projects aligned with SB 1 priorities.

What type of funding is available?

Faculty Grant Programs

CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development Request for Proposals are typically due January or February of each year. Please check the CSUTC research website for the latest information on deadlines, requirements, and how to apply.

How much funding is available?

Proposal budgets, including indirect/F&A/overhead expenses (limited to 15%), must not exceed $75,000. Applicants must use the budget template provided. Approximately 10 awards will be issued.

How is funding awarded?

Funding for the CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development is awarded through the SJSU Research Foundation via a Research Foundation account to the Principal Investigator (PI). The Principal Investigator will be required to submit monthly progress reports to MTI as a condition of payment. 

How do I get support?

The Office of Research will assist faculty with grant development for Transportation Research and Workforce Development request. For inquiries related to CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development please contact Dr. Hilary Nixon, MTI Director of Research and Technology Transfer at 408-927-7564 or email hilary.nixon@sjsu.edu.