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Each year, ACRP receives funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ACRP's program sponsor. With this budget, ACRP funds research projects and activities to help airports surmount real-world challenges and problems.
ACRP's governing board, the ACRP Oversight Committee (AOC), meets annually to identify the highest priority projects, define project funding levels, and articulate expected research products. It ensures that each approved project is appropriate, relevant, and responsive to airports’ needs. In addition, ACRP engages airport professionals, state and local government officials, equipment and service suppliers, other airport users, and research organizations so that their perspectives are represented during the research selection process.
Once the AOC releases its approved list of projects, ACRP convenes project panels to steer the development of RFPs, oversee the subsequent competitive selection of research contractors, and manage and approve the final research products.
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To request additional information on ACRP, email or call:
Marci A. Greenberger, Manager
Airport Cooperative Research Program
Transportation Research Board
Ambassadors are airport industry practitioners who voluntarily serve as ACRP's representative, directly engaging with fellow airport practitioners and other stakeholders at industry conferences and events. They use these opportunities to disseminate ACRP's research results and encourage their implementation, engage fellow practitioners in ACRP's research process, and share information and key messages about the program. Ambassadors value:
- Creating connections
- Serving the greater good
- Sharing information
- Inspiring others to act
The Ambassador Experience
Ambassadors serve a two-year term and are expected to:
- Attend Ambassador orientations (once per year).
- Attend Ambassador teleconferences, respond to surveys, and provide ACRP with feedback on the Ambassador experience.
- Help identify and secure exhibiting and speaking opportunities at airport industry events.
- Attend 4-6 airport industry events as ACRP's representative and:
1. Staff the ACRP exhibit booth.
2. Present on ACRP's research process, ways to get involved, and other ACRP research-related topics.
3. Describe and promote solutions (in the form of ACRP research products) to industry issues.
4. Champion involvement in ACRP.
- Help with ACRP's dissemination and industry engagement initiatives.
As an Ambassador, enjoy a unique connection to ACRP, TRB, and the National Academies' all widely respected organizations at the forefront of transportation research. Your service enables you to:
- Attend industry events near you at minimal expense.
- Network, share experiences, and collaborate with fellow industry practitioners.
- Bring knowledge back to your own institution, agency, or employer.
- Gain a deep understanding of ACRP and help shape its future.
- Make a difference and give back to the airport industry.
ACRP provides Ambassadors with logistical and event planning support and pays for registration fees and onsite lodging. ACRP does not pay for Ambassadors' transportation to and from conferences, food, or incidental expenses. See the ACRP Ambassador Program Guidelines for additional information.
ACRP accepts Ambassador program applications year-round and conducts interviews in the Fall. Selected candidates attend Ambassador Orientation, generally scheduled between mid-January and early February.
Candidates considered for the 2020-2021 Ambassador program submitted applications by Friday, November 8, 2019. Candidates wishing to be considered for the term beginning in 2021 are encouraged to apply anytime, and will be considered in Fall 2020. A firmer application deadline will be posted to this page later this year.
Successful candidates typically demonstrate:
- A commitment to promoting ACRP's goals before, during, and after serving as an Ambassador.
- Applicable work experience and a strong professional network in the U.S. airport industry.
- Familiarity with the ACRP research process and products, often with first-hand experience participating in ACRP's research process and using ACRP's products.
- Willingness and ability to speak/present at industry events.
- Approval and support from an employer to attend orientation and four to six events over two years.
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