Request for Seed Grant Proposals

Georgia Tech in collaboration with multiple sponsors is introducing Seed Grant Funding for research into the possible uses and infrastructure needs of autonomous vehicles in community and business settings. The collaboration draws on Georgia Tech’s expertise as a leading research university in the smart cities ecosystem and uses a 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test track at the Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners. Owned by the City of Peachtree Corners, Curiosity Lab is an intelligent mobility and smart city laboratory that provides a unique real-world environment for testing innovative research concepts.

The intent of the Autonomous Transportation and Connected Roads (ATCR) Seed Grant solicitation is to stimulate novel fundamental or applied research ideas and collaborative exploration in the Autonomous Transportation field using Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab infrastructure. Proposals addressing topics related to autonomous vehicle/transportation research and not exceeding $100,000 will be selected for funding. Proposals must also demonstrate potential impact and evidence of future funding opportunities. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged but not required. See the links on the right for the complete ATCR Seed Grant solicitation, cover/budget sheet template, and supplemental information about the Curiosity Lab test bed.

Each ATCR Seed Grant solicitation has a different sponsor but is similar in nature and scope.


Eligibility: Faculty and staff (Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged but not required)

Due Date: Full proposal due: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (5 p.m. Eastern Time)

Submit single PDF file to alexander.samoylov@gtri.gatech.edu

Awards Announced: January 2020

Funding: Up to $100,000 per project, including overhead

Georgia Tech’s Autonomous Vehicle Research Gets a Real-World Boost through Partnership with Delta, Curiosity Lab

A new partnership with Delta Air Lines and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners will give Georgia Tech researchers access to a real-life environment to test autonomous vehicles and smart city technologies.

The collaboration, announced Sept. 5, will allow Georgia Tech’s Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation initiative to offer seed funding from Delta for projects across campus. Researchers will test their ideas and technologies in Curiosity Lab’s living laboratory in Peachtree Corners.