The Iowa DOTís Research Program encourages submission of research ideas and problem statements that consider all aspects of transportation. If you have an idea that may merit evaluation for research, please submit the information using the link below.

A description of the project including a summary of the need for the research and the projectís objectives must be included. Two to three paragraphs worth of information is sufficient at this time, as long as someone who is not familiar with the topic can read the summary and understand the need for the work.

We are currently gathering information on New Topics for Research Projects to be considered for FY 2017.
Click HERE to submit your problem statement.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us by sending an e-mail to