Georgia Department of Transportation Request for Research Needs Statements (RNS)

The 2020 Georgia Department of Transportation call for Research Needs Statements RNS submission portal will open August 17th, 2020, and will remain open through September 25th, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST*.

Developing an effective Research Need Statement (RNS) is critical to successfully undertaking research with GDOT. An RNS is the basic means of initiating a GDOT research project and is required for all research supported through the core GDOT research program.  An RNS also represents the basic means of communicating a research need to GDOT technical staff, decision-makers, and sponsoring offices and should be written with all of these groups in mind. An RNS must contain clear statements of need, approach, benefits, and implementation potential. Potential submitters are highly encouraged to review RNS guidelines and relevant other documents on the GTI website prior to submission.

*Note: In order to accommodate the time needs for all submitters, GDOT is extending the end date for the RNS call to Sept. 25th, Friday, 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The RNS submission portal will remain open until this time.

The RNS submission portal may be found at (Closes September 25th)

Additional information on preparing an RNS may be found at

Any updates or additional information on the 2020 RNS request will be posted at as they become available.

Additional information on working with GDOT may be found at

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