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URMC Clinical and Translations Science Pilot Studies Program

Nov 20th, 2015 -- dmbsrs

The overall goal of the Pilot Studies Program is to provide seed funding for highly innovative translational and clinical research that addresses translational research questions, and provides insights generalizable to other projects.  The RFA and other application materials are available at

NSF Research Traineeship Program

Nov 13th, 2015 -- dmbsrs

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 includes two tracks, the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track. 

The 2016 NRT program has four priority research themes:

1.         Data-enabled Science and Engineering

Grant Writers' Boot Camp Registration

Oct 15th, 2015 -- dmbsrs

Sponsored Research Services is pleased to offer Grant Writer’s Boot Camp again in 2016.  The Boot Camp is a two-day, intensive workshop on the mechanics of persuasive writing and peer review.  Participation involves significant pre-work.  Attendees will prepare a proposal for seed funding in advance of Boot Camp and a limited number of participants will receive awards.  The Boot Camp is designed to introduce new faculty, or those with limited experience in grant writing, to the process of writing and winning external funding.

US Navy & Air Force Young Investigator Programs

Sep 15th, 2015 -- dxhsrs

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track appointment, have begun their first appointment on or after 01 Nov 2010, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The competition for YIP awards continues to be intense. In 2015, over 380 proposals were received resulting in 36 Young Investigator awards.

Office of the Vice President for Research Call for Proposals: Signature Interdisciplinary Research Areas

Aug 17th, 2015 -- dmbsrs

Eligible Participants:  All RIT Faculty

Executive Summary:  One “difference maker” set forth in our current strategic plan is that RIT will be internationally distinguished as a research university through its focus on and investment in specific inter- and trans-disciplinary research areas identified through a systematic and inclusive selection process.  To this end, we will identify and provide support for a limited set of signature interdisciplinary research areas in which RIT will emerge as a global leader.