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NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I3C) Request for Proposals

Published on : 02-Apr-2014

Introduction   The NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I3C) exemplifies JTC’s commitment in the sustainability of Singapore’s development and is aligned with NTU’s strategic goal to achieve excellence in sustainability research. With the objective of promoting growth and development of economically viable and sustainable industrial infrastructure solutions in Singapore, the NTU-JTC I3C aims to expand Singapore’s research and development scope in diverse fields such as land reclamation and specialised marine infrastructure, energy and water recycling, underground infrastructure design and construction, and novel construction methods and systems.

Objective and Scope of this Request for Proposals

The NTU-JTC I3C announces a call for innovative research proposals that addresses the following research themes.

o    Thrust 1: Reclamation & Marine Infrastructure

o    Thrust 2: Sustainable Infrastructure

o    Thrust 3: Underground Infrastructure

o    Thrust 4: Infrastructure Systems & Materials

Please click here to find more details on the four Thrusts.

Proposals that do not address the research themes but are of interest to NTU-JTC I3C will also be accepted.

Grant

Track A: The requested funding is recommended to be S$150,000 with a maximum of S$200,000. The duration of each project is recommended to be 12 months with a maximum of 24 months. Track B: If the scope of the project is aligned with the requirements of a PhD, requested funding may be up to a maximum of S$300,000 and project duration may be up to a maximum of 4 years. Overhead costs of 20% are to be included in the budgetary estimate for the entire project. Ongoing I3C projects could be expanded and resubmitted as Track A or B projects.

Submission

Administrative checking is done at the Schools. Applicants are requested to contact their respective School Administrators regarding their Schools’ timeline. Softcopy of the completed application forms are to be sent to I3CProjects@ntu.edu.sg with copying rso-external-grants@ntu.edu.sg  by 21st April 2014. No hardcopy submission is required at this white paper stage.

Selection Process and Award

Application Forms received will be reviewed by respective NTU-JTC I3C Thrust Leaders.  Shortlisted projects will be asked to develop into full Project Proposals.  NTU-JTC I3C anticipates that invitations to submit full Project Proposals would be issued by 30th April 2014.  Applicants would be given 3 weeks to submit the full Project Proposals. While NTU-JTC I3C seeks to enhance sustainability on various fronts, it will be beneficial for the research proposal to be able to articulate and explain how the project would enhance construction productivity, where relevant. Proposals would be evaluated according to, but not limited to, the following criteria:

o    Degree of innovation

o    Technical viability of proposal

o    Project Management

o    Benefits & Impacts

o    Competency of the research group

Awarding of projects is estimated to be in July 2014.

 

Queries may be directed to Xiaomeng at rso-external-grants@ntu.edu.sg