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What is the Faculty Research, Travel, and Computing (FRTC) competition?

FRTC is a small, internal competition for funds that support Dunlop School faculty members’ research, travel, and computing needs. The funds come from the UC Irvine Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing and Libraries (CORCL), which receives an annual appropriation from the campus Instruction and Research budget. CORCL re-allocates its funds to the academic units’ School Research Committees, and the academic units must then run internal competitions to award the grants. In BioSci, the Research Development Team administers the competition.

When does the FRTC competition open?

The Research Development Team typically releases a call for proposals in late November/early December. The FRTC Committee then reviews the proposals and awards the funds in late January/early February.

What does the FRTC competition fund?

Dunlop School faculty members can submit proposals to request support for small research projects to generate data for an extramural proposal, travel to collaborate with other researchers, travel to conferences, and computer hardware or software. You can also consult CORCL’s webpage here.

Recent Competitions

FY 2024-2025: Expected to open in late November and close in early December, 2024

FY 2023-2024: Closed December 22, 2023

FY 2022-2023: Closed December 16, 2022

FY 2021-2022: Closed December 8, 2021

FY 2020-2021: Closed January 7, 2021