The entities that DOE has selected under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to participate in the Interconnection Transmission Planning Activity will perform challenging and important analyses and collaboratively develop much-needed long-term-transmission plans. They do, however, need research support and technical assistance on a variety of key subjects. The fundamental purpose of this Research Call was to invite the National Laboratories to indicate their interest, understanding, and qualifications for providing this research support and technical assistance. Proposals were due May 3, 2010