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.
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In an effort to streamline the award process for New York State agencies, NYS has developed the New York State Grants Gateway System - https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx . This is a “one-stop” repository for various tax and insurance forms, certifications, and general information that businesses and colleges in NYS must update at least yearly.
Google Research Awards are one-year awards to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members. Google has two funding rounds in 2014, with deadlines of April 15 and October 15.
NineSights is an online community that connects innovators with resources and relationships needed to drive business value. NineSights offers certain features that may help connect RIT researchers with corporate opportunities, including
Corporate RFPs – NineSights publishes requests for proposals on behalf of corporate clients for a broad network of solution providers. Many of these opportunities are good fits for university researchers.
The National Science Foundation is using a new approach to identify high risk awardees. In its 2013 plan of work, the NSF Office of Inspector General (OIG) describes its use of “data analytics” to identify high risk grantees to be selected for audit.
RIT is a member of the Universities Space Research Association, an independent, not-for-profit corporation with the mission of advancing space-related sciences. USRA facilitates collaboration with universities and government agencies in space-related research and education. USRA operates a Research Opportunities Program to connect with individuals at member institutions on research opportunities. These include needs within the USRA, emerging collaborative opportunities, and notices for student employment opportunities.