Research Concept Solicitation
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is accepting research concepts from the general public. Submitted concepts will be reviewed to inform which projects may be funded in the upcoming fiscal year.
In order for your concept to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019-2020, concepts must be submitted by August 24, 2018, 5:00 pm, PST. Concepts submitted after this deadline will be considered for the next fiscal year.
Concept submissions consist of a title and a brief (300 words or less) description of your research concept (in one paragraph – do not include paragraph returns in your submission). Your description should articulate why this concept is relevant to CARB’s policies and/or programs. It should include a clearly stated research objective, brief description of methods that could or would be employed, and what the final product or deliverable of the research would be. Information on time and funding needed to conduct the research is helpful but not required.
Only concepts that clearly demonstrate policy relevance to CARB will be considered. CARB’s current research priorities are described in the Triennial Research Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2021.
Please review the research initiatives in the list below to identify the one(s) that your research concept addresses. More information on each research initiative is available in the Triennial Research Plan.
Submit your concept using our external online form: Research Concept Form
Health and Environmental Justice (EJ) Research Initiatives
Sustainable Communities and Health
EJ - Short-term health exposure
EJ - Cumulative impacts
EJ - Identifying Sources
EJ - Satellite data, toxics, odors
Air Quality Research Initiatives
State Implementation Plans - Long range ozone transport
State Implementation Plans - Sources of PM2.5 in the San Joaquin Valley
Light Duty Vehicles - Fleet deterioration and high-emitter tracking
Light Duty Vehicles - Real-world & lab emission discrepancies
Heavy Duty, off-road, and freight - Emission reductions from off-road and freight
Heavy Duty, off-road, and freight - Inspection/maintenance feasibility
Heavy Duty, off-road, and freight - Real-world & lab emission discrepancies
Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Mitigation - Track progress & refine emission estimates
Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Mitigation - Mitigation options
Sustainable Communities - Track progress & quantify co-benefits
Sustainable Communities - Evaluate greenhouse gas emissions reductions
Cross-cutting Research Initiatives
Natural and Working Lands - Optimal use of organic waste
Transportation - Potential of advanced technology
Economics - Market transformation