Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Research Computing Technology Infrastructure Grant Program

The purpose of the Research Computing Technology Infrastructure Grant Program (RCTIGP) is to provide a mechanism for Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU’s) faculty to acquire computational technology to enhance the impact of their research or technology development program and to increase the capability of TRU to engage in world-class computational and technology research or technology development.

Deadlines

Proposals to the RCTIGP can be submitted at any time to the Chair of the Research Computing Technology Advisory Committee (RCTAC). Proposals submitted 10 business days or more before a meeting of the RCTAC will be adjudicated within 20 business days of that meeting. The meeting schedule of the RCTAC can be found on the committee's web page.

Proposal Format

The proposal must be clear and legible. The proposal must be written using a standard, single-column of text on an 8.5” x 11” page layout. Proposal text must use a 12-point, black-coloured font, single line spacing (six lines per inch) and with no condensed type or spacing. The proposal must not exceed 5 pages including proposal text, budget, figures, tables, and references. Appendices may not be included.

Proposal Structure

The onus is on the applicant to provide sufficient information to enable the RCTAC to evaluate the merit of the proposal. Applicants must address the following:

  1. Describe the proposed research or technology development program and its innovative aspects.
  2. Describe the expertise and ability of the candidate(s) to lead the proposed research or technology development program.
  3. Describe each requested infrastructure item and justify its need to conduct the proposed research or technology development program.
  4. Explain how the requested infrastructure will be utilized by the candidate(s) and other users.
  5. Describe how the infrastructure will enhance the current training environment for highly qualified personnel (HQP) in this area.
  6. Describe how the requested infrastructure will advance Thompson Rivers University's capacity in the research area.
  7. Explain how funds for operation and maintenance of the infrastructure will be acquired.

Proposal Adjudication

To be considered, a proposal must be submitted a minimum of 10 business days before one of the RCTAC’s quarterly meetings. Proposals will be adjudicated by a sub-committee of the RCTAC that will be struck by the RCTAC when proposals are available for review. The RCTIGP adjudication subcommittee will be composed of three (3) RCTAC members, one of whom must be TRU’s Associate Vice President IT, or designate. The remaining 2 members of the adjudication subcommittee will be TRU faculty. The subcommittee will meet and make a decision on the proposal(s) within 20 business days of the RCTAC meeting in which it was struck.