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Following a one year period of without program funding, we are pleased to announce that Lehigh University, through the ATLSS Engineering Research Center, has again received PITA funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for FY13.  The RFP for the program is now open and we invite the submittal of proposals by October 1, 2012. The technical focus areas for PITA proposals include the following areas:

  1. Innovative Infrastructure Systems (IIS)
  2. Information and Systems Technology (IST)
  3. Product and Process Design and Optimization (PPDO)
  4. Biomedical and Health Engineering (BHE)
  5. Environmental and Energy Technology (EET)
  6. Nanotechnology (NANO)
  7. Courses and Outreach Programs (COP)

The PITA emphasis for FY13 continues to focus on the active participation of PA companies, with projects benefiting either established PA-based companies or start-ups with new technologies.  Examples of active participation include cash cost matching and in-kind use of company facilities, equipment, materials, and/or personnel to conduct experiments, demonstrations, or other research tasks directly related to the project.     The typical award period will run from January 1st, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  Typical project awards for PITA funds are expected in the range of $20,000 to $40,000.  A list of previously funded PITA projects can be found at    In order to be considered for funding, a proposal must be submitted using the attached technical proposal and cost proposal templates, and if including a Pennsylvania industry project partner, should include a support letter from that organization.  Additional information is provided in the attached cover letter.   In the meantime, questions regarding the proposal content should be addressed to Chad Kusko, PITA Associate Director at Lehigh University, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 8-5299'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text36003 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



  1. Cover Letter
  2. RFP PITA Mission Statement
  3. Technical Proposal Template
  4. Budget Template


Recent Project

PITA Project: Integrated Framework using Monitoring and Reliability for Improved infrastructure Management under Uncertainty: Phases 1, 2, and 3


The aim of the PITA project is to develop a novel integrated framework using structural health monitoring and reliability technologies for improved bridge management under uncertainty. Through the use of new technologies and the employment of structural health monitoring and reliability approaches, the project is expected to have significant impact on bridge lifetime management practices.


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