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NSF Research Traineeship Program

Synopsis. The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme.

New F&A Rate Agreement Released

RIT has received a new F&A rate agreement approved by DHHS for use on externally funded projects.  New projects effective July 1, 2014 or later will utilize the following F&A rates:

Activity Type FY15
Organized Research 46.5%
Instruction 49.9%
Other Sponsored Activity        41.4%


NCIIA E-Teams Information Session

The National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has a program of interest to the RIT community. 

E-Team grants support commercial outcomes by moving science and technology innovations from the idea stage to prototype and eventually to market. An E-Team is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, students, and industry mentors working together to bring a product or technology to market. The "E" stands for excellence and entrepreneurship.

Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences Proposals

The Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences (CEIS) utilizes New York State funding to support company-sponsored research conducted by Principal Investigators (PIs) at the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and other regional universities. CEIS support is limited to research funded by companies that have an operational presence in New York and will be able to leverage the results of that research to make an economic impact in the state.

Grant Winners Workshop April 7 and 8

Sponsored research funding is ever more competitive to come by, as research budgets at federal agencies have barely kept up with inflation over the past decade. Application rates are at an all-time high and funding rates are lower than ever.


Don’t get discouraged: Get savvy! Learn new strategies to improve your grant writing and your success rate.


Principal Investigator Reception April 25, 2014


You are Cordially Invited to a Program and Reception
in Honor of
Rochester Institute of Technology
Principal Investigators

Friday, April 25, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Student Innovation Hall


Please join us for a brief program followed by a reception in celebration of RIT’s Investigators.

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