Funding Model

CUTR Funding Model

Like most transportation research centers around the nation, the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida is largely self-supporting through contracts and grants. Except for the director, all of our research personnel are non-tenure track, full-time researchers. Many research faculty also contribute to USF’s educational mission through teaching and student advising.

CUTR provides research services, training and technical assistance to a wide range of sponsors, at local, regional, state and national levels. We also pursue formal Memoranda of Understanding and master research agreements with local, regional, state and national organizations.

We treat others fairly and with respect, which means that we have a long-established self-imposed policy to not compete directly with consulting firms whenever requests for proposals (RFPs) are issued in the state of Florida. We typically serve as a non-exclusive subcontractor for RFPs in Florida, if invited by consulting firms to join their teams. We pursue contracts out-of-state when there is an appropriate match to our skills and interests.

CUTR leadership, in collaboration with the CUTR Advisory Board, has developed a Strategic Plan which will be used to guide CUTR in the years to come.