Additional Research Resources

Research Process

Ideas are due mid December for the new project cycle. Ideas need to be matched with a technical VTrans Champion to go further in the process.The Research Section welcomes the submission of research ideas from anyone (VTrans staff, potential external researchers, municipalities, RPCs, etc.) throughout the year. These will be reviewed throughout the year with an emphasis in November-December.  It may take several months for us to respond to you about your idea.

To get on our Qualified Researcher List and work on an external research projects with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, you need to respond to the Request for Qualifications. The Qualified Researcher List will be active for two years and the next chance to get on this list will be in Fall 2022. Questions need to be directed to Contract Administration Grants Supervisor Tricia Scribner,

Request for Qualifications Form 2021


Research Guidance Documents

Research Manual

Quarterly Report Template

Cover, Disclaimers, and Technical Documentation Page Template (Word)

Technical Documentation Page (PDF)

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Guidance

Statement of Qualification Instructions [to be updated]

Problem Statement Template

Proposal Template and Instructions

Statement of Interest Instructions


Additional Resources

TRB 2021 Annual Meeting Resources

RAS in Town Gravel Roads

Webinar Trainings