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Corporate Funding Opportunities

Corporate Funding Opportunities

Numerous corporations offer University Research programs to enhance collaborations between corporate scientists and college and university faculty. Below are a sampling of some of the program opportunities. Please contact Dawn Severson in the Office of Research Relations, 585-475-2167 or dmspop@rit.edu, for more information.

Bayer Healthcare Grants 4 Targets Program

Bayer Healthcare Grants 4 Targets Program logo

Dates of Submission: March 31 and August 31

Sponsor: Not Required

Range of Funding: Up to $150,000

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology

Website: http://www.grants4targets.com/scripts/pages/en/index.php

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Becton Dickinson Biosciences Research Grant Program

Becton Dickinson Biosciences Research Grant Program logo

Dates of Submission: Jan 1 and July 1

Sponsor: Not Required

Range of Funding: $10,000 in BD reagents

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Multicolor flow cytometry
  • Cell signaling
  • Cancer research
  • Immune function
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neuroscience research

Website: http://www.bdbiosciences.com/research/grant/

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Boston Scientific Global Investigator-Sponsored Research Program

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Dates of Submission: Rolling

Sponsor: No Required

Range of Funding: Not Published

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Cardiac Rhythm Management
  • Endoscopy
  • Urology
  • Women's Health
  • Neuromodulation

Website: http://www.bostonscientific.com/corporate/isr/index.html

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

CISCO RFP Based Research Proposal

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Dates of Submission: 1st Friday of each quarter

Sponsor: Required (can ask for connection)

Range of Funding: Typically $50,000-$100,000. Projects can be grant or gift, in kind Cisco equipment can be much more

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Video & Video Streaming
  • Security
  • Human Network
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • Internet Economics
  • Video Impact on Networks
  • Wireless Mobile
  • Optical Networking
  • Smart Energy Grids
  • Sensor Networks
  • Video Search
  • Plus many others (see web link)

Website: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac207/crc_new/index.html

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Google Faculty Research Awards Program

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Dates of Submission: April 15, October 15

Sponsor: Highly Recommended

Range of Funding: $10,000 - $150,000 (average of $55,000)

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Economics and market algorithms
  • Geo/maps
  • Information retrieval, extraction, and organization
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Machine translation
  • Mobile
  • Machine Perception Policy & Standards Software Engineering
  • Natural language processing
  • A number of others (see website)

Website: http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Google RISE: Roots in Science and Engineering

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Dates of Submission: Must register to receive announcement

Sponsor: Not Required

Range of Funding: $5,000 to $25,000

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Technology Sciences, Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science Educational Initiatives
  • K-12, pre-university & university

Website: http://www.google.com/diversity/rise/

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

HP Labs Innovation Research Program

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Dates of Submission: Future calls to be announced

Sponsor: Not Required in the Boston Scientific and Pfizer tabs

Range of Funding: Typically $75,000/year projects are intended to be three year with annual renewal submissions

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Cloud & Security
  • Information Analytics
  • Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Mobile and Immersive Experience
  • Networking and Communications
  • Printing and Content Delivery
  • Services
  • Social Computing
  • Sustainable Ecosystems

There are 26 topics under these themes, each project has to be matched to one of the 26 topics.

Website: http://www.hpl.hp.com/open_innovation/irp/index.html

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Microsoft Faculty Fellowship Program

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Dates of Submission: Deadline October 29

Sponsor: Not Required

Range of Funding: Not Specified, but significant. (can include Microsoft Software & Equipment)

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Automated Decisions
  • Computers & Economics
  • Mathematical Models
  • Visualization
  • Human Motions
  • Machine Learning

Website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/msrff.aspx

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Pfizer Global Investigator Initiated Research

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Dates of Submission: Rolling

Sponsor: Not Required, e-mail link supplied

Range of Funding: Not Published, can include Pfizer compounds

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Vaccines
  • Inflammation
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuroscience
  • Infectious Disease
  • Endocrine
  • Hemophilia
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Drug Delivery System Technology
  • Device Technologies
  • Automation Technologies
  • Drug Delivery System Technology
  • Nutrition Innovative Packaging Technologies

Website: http://www.pfizer.com/research/investigator/investigator_initiated_research.jsp

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Samsung Global Collaboration Program

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Dates of Submission: May 24

Sponsor: Not Required

Range of Funding: $50,00 - $100,000 up to 3 year renewals

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Aging
  • Big Data
  • Bio
  • Computational Science
  • Data Storage
  • Display & Vision
  • Energy
  • IC Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • New Materials
  • Next Generation Computing
  • Sensor Technology
  • Smart Device

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Shell Environment and Society Grant Program

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Dates of Submission: Rolling

Sponsor: Not Required

Range of Funding: Not Specified

Most Recent Research Topics:

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem management
  • Water and air quality protection
  • Wetlands preservation
  • STEM outreach and training

Website: http://www.shell.us/home/content/usa/environment_society/grant/

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu

Xerox Open Innovation Research Program

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Dates of Submission: Once a year, typically March submission

Sponsor: This program is internal, company sponsor applies for grant

Range of Funding: Typically $20,000 or less

Most Recent Research Topics:

None defined, this is related to each businesses objectives but includes:

  • Marking and Printing Systems
  • Digital Communications, Workflows and Solutions
  • Sustainability
  • Medical record management

Contact: Dawn Severson
(585) 475-2167
dmspop@rit.edu