Request for Research Proposals

Proposals are not being solicited at the present time.

MTI conducts an open, broad-based process for soliciting and selecting transit policy research projects. High-quality proposals that best match the results of the needs assessment and the objectives and research emphasis areas of the institute are selected for funding.

MTI supports research projects staffed entirely by faculty of San José State University (SJSU) or by SJSU faculty collaborating with researchers from outside the university.  Research projects may be 100% funded by MTI, or Institute funds may be combined with funds from other sources, which must be identified in the proposal.

MTI requires that all research team members be certified MTI Research Associates (RA) or MTI Consulting Associates (CA) prior to their involvement in any project. Certification requires a completed application with references, a résumé, and a sample of published research. Individuals who are not currently certified as either an RA or a CA may apply for that status concurrently with submitting a research proposal by submitting a Research Associate Application.

San José State University Faculty Seed Grant RFP

This grant program encourages San Jose State University faculty involvement in the Mineta Transportation Institute research program. Grants up to $5,000 may be given, subject to available funding. There is no deadline, but projects should be related to a future grant cycle. The following file explains the program and includes the application form. (This is limited to SJSU faculty only.)

1  MTI Seed Grant RFP and Application Form

MTI reserves the right to change any or all of the information or forms. For information about proposing research projects or any other aspect of the MTI research program, please contact:


Dr. Karen Philbrick, Research Director
Mineta Transportation Institute
San José State University Research Center
210 N. 4th Street, 4th Floor
San José, CA 95112
Phone 408-924-7562, Fax 408-924-7565
E-Mail: karen.philbrick@sjsu.edu


For specific finance topic questions, contact NTFC Director Dr. Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Email: Asha.Weinstein.Agrawal@sjsu.edu