Call for Proposals

The SAFER-SIM center is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research using simulation techniques to address the safety issues prioritized by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Funding for 12 month projects is available up with maximum budget amounts of $40,000 - $80,000 depending on the member University.  Proposals are sought for Research Projects in any of the Theme Areas listed below.

Project Requirements:

  • Safety theme
  • Use of simulation technology (i.e. driving, pedestrian, or bicycle immersive simulation, microscopic traffic simulation, advanced visualization techniques, cognitive modeling)
  • Student involvement
  • PI is a faculty member or full-time research staff
  • 50% matching funds from non-Federal sources

Proposals are Due Monday, January 25, 2016. Award decisions will be made by February 15. Projects to begin Summer or Fall term of 2016.

In addition to Research, proposals are welcome for course development and STEM outreach activities involving simulation and a transportation safety theme. Please contact your University Safer-Sim representative for more information.

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Themes and Thrust Areas:

  • Safety of Roadway Users
    • Drivers
      • Passenger Vehicles
      • Heavy Trucks
      • Transit Vehicles
    • Vulnerable Road users
      (Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Motorcyclists)
  • Roadway Design and Safety Evaluations
  • Traffic Operations and Safety Evaluations
  • Simulation in the Planning Process
  • Simulation in Vehicle Safety Research