RTMDx Gratis

RTMDx Gratis Award Program

Simsi's partnership with the Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS) aims to support researchers and practitioners through access to software, training and advice on matters of spatial analysis with Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM).

Award Overview

Awards are based on merit. Awards include online self-guided training plus ad hoc remote technical support and consultation. RTMDx software is made available to awardees as a free 3-month trial subscription for the purpose of completing the proposed project. Access to RTMDx is based on need and other considerations.

Award Eligibility

Applicants can be from anywhere in the world (if not under US restrictions). Professional practitioners, researchers, teachers/faculty/instructors, and students are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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To encourage innovative and practical applications of Risk Terrain Modeling that address contemporary issues in the public interest. And, to help promote research and professional practice using RTMDx software.

Review Criteria

  • Applications require a brief proposal for a specific project that utilizes RTM in an appropriate and methodologically sound way.
  • Applications are evaluated based on the Review Committee’s assessment of criteria such as: innovation, feasibility, applicability, methodology, theoretical foundation, experiential observations, professional development needs, practice/policy implications, and/or sustainability. No specific weight is given to any one area.
  • Proposals are evaluated based on needs of the applicant and overall merit of all aspects of the application.


Awards are made to individuals (or small teams of individuals working together), not agencies or institutions. Recipients cannot use the award or its related resources for commercial interests or direct personal financial gain. Recipients are expected to acknowledge resources and assistance provided by the award in any publications, presentations, visual/video/audio works, or other products resulting from the project. ​Simsi or the RCPS may limit the number of awards at any time for any reason without notice.

Application Form

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. RECOMMENDED: Draft your responses to the form fields elsewhere, offline. Then copy and past into this form when you're ready to submit a complete application.

Gratis Form
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