Founding Member
Founding members are the member agencies that established the Unpaved Roads Institute (URi) and who were grandfathered into URi membership on a permanent basis. They have committed their agencies to long-term support with their facilities and personnel. While the annual value of this indirect support exceeds $25,000, founding members contribute financially where possible. Founding Membership is no longer available.

 


 

Partner
Partners are academia and federal and state government agencies that are able to make a significant contribution to the URi in both research time (facilities/staff) and money. The membership fee is $20,000 per year, which entitles the member agency to:

  • Submit research needs statements to the URi
  • Rank URi research projects in order of importance for funding
  • Vote on final URi research project selection
  • Submit proposals as a contractor for identified URi funded research projects
  • Propose the use of URi funds to co-fund URi-supported projects (i.e., part of an existing or ongoing agency project or part of another large-scale research project that benefits URi and its members)
  • Member access to the URi website helpline
  • Free attendance at URi web-based training events (up to five separate location log-ins)
  • Free attendance at one URi-arranged conference or workshop (two registrations), discounted at others
  • Discounted booth at URi-arranged workshops and conferences
  • Discounted product testing by URi-member laboratories
  • Discounted organization-specific training by URi members
  • Prioritized placement for testing

 

Private Industry
Private industry members are product and equipment manufacturers, product distributors, consulting firms, etc. who are able to make a substantial financial and knowledge contribution to the URi. The membership fee is $10,000 per year and entitles the member to the same benefits as a partner with the exception of:

  • Voting on final URi research project selection
  • Submitting proposals as a contractor for identified URi funded research projects
  • Proposing the use of URi funds to co-fund URi-supported projects

Additional benefits specific to this membership category include:

  • Use of the URi member logo on approved documents, brochures, marketing campaigns, websites, etc.
  • Listing as an approved URi testing facility if applicable (Requires AMRL certification on protocol-listed tests)
  • Discounted fit-for-purpose certification
  • Prioritized placement for testing and fit-for-purpose certification

A membership fee of $15,000 per year will entitle the member to vote on final URi research project selection in addition to the above benefits.

 

Academic (non-partner)
Non-partner academic members are university departments, research centers and/or individual university-based researchers. Membership at this level is $10,000 per year and entitles the member to the same benefits as a partner with the exception of:

  • Voting on final URi research project selection
  • Submitting proposals as a contractor for identified URi funded research projects
  • Proposing the use of URi funds to co-fund URi-supported projects

 

Public Agency
Public Agency members are local, county, and state government agencies that are able to make a limited financial contribution to the URi. Associations of a number of agencies are also permitted. These agencies would typically benefit significantly in terms of the information and services provided by the URi and its members. Membership at this level is $1,000 per year and entitles the member agency or pool funded agencies to:

  • Submit research needs statements to the URi
  • Rank URi research projects in order of importance for funding
  • CooURination and assistance with establishing pooled fund projects to study areas of common interest
  • Member access to the URi website helpline
  • Free attendance at one URi web-based training event (up to five separate location logins), discounted at others
  • Discounted attendance at URi-arranged conferences or workshops
  • Discounted organization-specific training by URi members
  • Discounted consulting services (e.g., road evaluations, product selection guidance, aggregate testing, product testing, etc.) by URi members.

 

Affiliate
Affiliate membership is open to anyone affected by or actively participating in unpaved road management. Membership at this level is assessed at $100 annually and entitles the member to:

  • Submit research needs statements to the URi
  • Member access to the URi website helpline
  • Discounted attendance at URi web-based training events
  • Discounted attendance at URi-arranged conferences or workshops

 

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