NEW FY 2014 AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM SYNTHESIS TOPICS: Nominate Topic Panel Experts, Principal Investigator Letters of Interest and Qualifications to Consult, And Propose New Topics for 2015
You are invited to express interest to serve as an expert topic panelist, serve as a consultant principal investigator for a topic panel, or submit new ACRP Synthesis topics.
NOMINATE A TOPIC PANEL EXPERT
You are invited to express your interest in being a topic panel expert or consultant for new synthesis topics.
To express interest in serving as a topic panel member or to nominate an expert to serve as a topic panel member, please submit directly to our Topic Panel Web Portal. You will be asked to submit an electronic resume for your nominee. Nominations are due January 20, 2014.
Principal Investigator Letters of Interest and Qualifications to Consultant
The new topic scopes are hot linked at the bottom of this page. We are continuing a nine-month project cycle with a $5,000 bonus for adhering to the agreed-upon schedule.
Please note the following information for consultants:
- View a sample of our consultant contract. (There is a modified version of this for state entities.)
- The nine-month contract period is based on the following milestones:
- TRB Notice to Proceed.
- Detailed Work Plan, Survey Questionnaire, and Report Outline- Due two weeks after Notice to Proceed.
- Report First Draft- Due four months after topic panel approval of work plan, questionnaire, proposed survey respondents, and report outline.
- Report Second Draft- Due one month after consultant meeting with topic panel to review first draft report.
- Report Final Draft- Due one month after review of second draft report.
TOTAL CONTRACT PERIOD: 9 Months
- Principal investigators/consultant will be paid $35,000 on a fixed-fee basis. Approved travel to meetings is reimbursed. If PI/consultant meets the terms of the contract, including delivery of a publishable final draft within the nine month contract period, adjusted as necessary for any review delays, he/she will be paid an additional $5,000. To propose, please send a single pdf file containing a one-to-two page letter of interest, a resume providing your qualifications, and a statement that you can comply with the terms of our contract. This is the only requirement for expression of consultant interest. The file containing consultant letters of interest, resumes, and statements of compliance are to be submitted electronically by close of business, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Please submit to the Letters of Interest Web Portal.
- For further information on the ACRP synthesis program and processes, see the Overview section of this Web site and the Instructions for Consultants Preparing Synthesis. If you require further information please contact Gail Staba at 202-334-2442, or by e-mail at email@example.com
PROPOSE NEW TOPIC FOR FY 2015
New topics for FY 2015 will be selected in October 1, 2014. New topics are accepted at any time, and are gathered in the fall for selection by the ACRP Synthesis Oversight Panel 11-03. The following factors are considered in the selection process for synthesis topics:
- The topic should address a problem that is widespread enough to generate broad interest in the synthesis.
- The topic should be timely and critical for expediting delivery, improving the quality, or lowering the cost of transportation programs.
- The topic is appropriate if current practice is non-uniform or inconsistent from agency to agency, or if the validity of some practices appears to be questionable.
- The quality and quantity of useful available information should indicate a need to organize and compress that which has already been learned and written on the topic.
- The topic should not be one where ongoing research or other activities in progress might be expected to render the synthesis obsolete shortly after completion.
For further information on the ACRP synthesis program and processes, please see the Overview section of this Web site.