The RCC can assist principal investigators (PIs) with grant preparation by serving as a catalyst, connecting researchers with technology experts and other faculties. We offer a range of grant services, from computational hardware quotes to managing collaborative proposals that hinge upon the expertise of our computational scientists. If you would like our help with support letters, data management plans, facilities and resources documents, or computational hardware quotes for your grant, please submit a request here.

The RCC also collaborates with PIs across the University of Chicago, offering long-term technical support for application development, software engineering, and dedicated efforts of highly experienced computational scientists. For these collaborations, we can write sections for your grant; and in cases where the RCC provides substantial workshare for the proposed project, we may be able to manage your grant proposal free of charge. If you are interested in collaborating with the RCC on your proposal, and would like to request grant writing or management support, please contact Sarah Lain. She will be happy to meet with you!

Sarah Kirstine Lain, Grants and Development Manager, Research Computing Center

As Grants and Development Manager, Sarah spearheads strategic development for the Research Computing Center and partnering faculty investigators throughout the University of Chicago. Her background includes eight years of proposal management in software engineering industries. She formerly led global flight and ground simulation training proposals for Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) and taught writing courses at the Art Institute of Tampa, to include proposal writing, copywriting, composition, and creative writing. A publishing author and editor, Sarah holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.