The RIT Student Innovation Grant Program was created to assist students and student teams with advancing innovation-related projects via small seed grants (under $1,000). Some of these projects may be invention-oriented, some may develop unique products/services, and others may provide socially-oriented services. These grants are intended to be awarded for early stage projects with the potential to carry over into the following academic year.
Develop a 1 page request with the following information:
Team members: Include the team leader as well as all team member names, colleges, programs, and year levels
Contact information: email, cell phone, etc.
Benefit to society: Who would buy this product or service, or who would it help?
Estimated costs (must be under $1,000) and purpose
Awards will be based on the following criteria: innovativeness, potential to be realized, multidisciplinary team membership, and potential for project to carry over to the following academic year.
All expenses must adhere to RIT’s Policies and Procedures
All expenses much be pre-approved by the Simone Center
Expenses will generally be reimbursed after purchase with proper documentation, including receipts.
All requests for reimbursement must be made by date stipulated.
RIT funds may be used for services, parts, fees, etc. Non-dedicated equipment or software, such as personal computers, is typically not funded by this program. If an exception is made, the product becomes the property of RIT after completion of the project.
For additional information, please contact Richard DeMartino at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your representative in RIT’s Innovation Council.