Education Grants

NITC partner campuses offer funds to attract students to transportation through education opportunities at the K-12 and university level.

Education grants focus on creating opportunities for experiential learning, attracting and supporting undergraduate students, and K-12 STEM activities. They must be consistent with transportation that can be tested and replicable for other schools and universities. To ensure your projects fits the scope of the program, please contact Lisa Patterson, Tech Transfer and Workforce Developent Manager, to discuss your idea before submitting.


Faculty members and research faculty eligible to serve as Principle Investigators (PIs) at Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Utah may submit proposals.


There are no specific application deadlines for this grant as funding is awarded on a rolling basis. 


  • 1:1 match is required 
  • Bi-annual progress reports that highlight the accomplishments and impact of the project
  • A deliverable, such as a final report or comparable product, that summrizes finding and/or activites 
  • Other requirements as outlined in the PI Handbook and required by NITC's funder


Download the following documents from Application Forms:

  • Education Proposal Form
  • Non-Research Budget Form


Submit completed proposal and budget forms by logging into: Select the "Education grant" grant cycle to submit your funding request.


This NITC grant is part of the University Transportation Center program, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and is a partnership between Portland State University (PSU), the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), University of Arizona (UA), University of Oregon (UO), University of Utah (UU), and University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).