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.
RIT Researcher News
The 2016 Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is now open. GRO is Samsung’s academic research collaboration platform seeking to partner with leading university professors and researchers. Selected proposals will receive financial support up to $100,000 USD per year. Contracts may be renewed up to three years, based on research outcomes and necessity for further research as determined by Samsung. Application Instructions:
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) is preparing to receive proposals for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI). The URI is a collaborative regional effort to transcend significant regional challenges and extend economic opportunity to all region’s residents. URI projects are expected to have significant private investment.
NSF has made changes to its requirements for proposals due on or after January 25, 2016. Those changes that will impact RIT PIs include:
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 http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/ctsi/funding/pilot-studies-award.cfm.
NIH has issued a final Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-14-124) that promotes sharing, for research purposes, of large-scale human and non-human genomic data generated from NIH-funded research. Accessing these data place certain responsibilities on the investigator and the institution.