The Ontario Ministry of Transportation recently announced its 2015 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program (HIIFP). The HIIFP funds research at Ontario colleges and universities to encourage applied research in transportation infrastructure in Ontario. HIIFP aims to:
● fund research at Ontario colleges and universities to encourage applied research in transportation infrastructure in Ontario;
● solicit innovation solutions to assist the Ministry in meeting its strategic plan and to encourage undergraduate and graduate research in transportation and infrastructure engineering by providing funding to aid in such research; and
● supplement the research expertise at the Ministry with that available from Ontario’s academic community.
The following areas of transportation and infrastructure engineering are included in this program:
● Traffic Operations
● Intelligent Transportation Systems
● Engineering Materials
● Highway Design
● Investment Planning
To be eligible for funding, HIIFP applications must cover one (or several) of the topics from the following categories:
● Specific Research Topics
● Open Research Topics
The total value of the awards is expected to be about $1,000,000 beginning April 1, 2015. It is expected that approximately twenty-eight projects will be funded.
One year, with some consideration for multi-year proposals.
Please consult the guidelines to obtain information and a detailed description of each specific research topic. To obtain a copy of the guidelines and application form, please send an email to email@example.com.
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