Program Application Information:
This program is no longer accepting applications. Applications are currently under review.
AdvanceRIT Color Science Invited Scholars Program
AdvanceRIT and the Program of Color Science are happy to make a limited number of invitations to visit RIT and the Munsell Color Science Laboratory (MCSL) to PhD students or post-docs currently doing research in color science or related fields. The goals are to grow and reinforce research networks in color science and elevate the participation of underrepresented groups. We are primarily interested in women applicants of African American, Latin American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent, and others who are underrepresented and under-served in academia.
Travel, lodging, and meal costs will be paid by RIT, and an honorarium of $150 will be provided to each participant.
Invited Scholars will have the opportunity to:
- Visit RIT’s Munsell Color Science Laboratory for 3-5 days
- Present their work at a MCSL research colloquium
- Utilize MCSL labs and instruments: optics & measurement lab, dynamic visual adaptation (light lab), studio for scientific imaging & archiving of cultural heritage, psychophysics labs
- Collaborate with color science faculty and grad students and on current and new research
- Meet with senior College of Science faculty, Dean, etc.
- Participate in scheduled classes, presentations, events at RIT
- Be featured in College of Science and/or RIT newsletter
To be eligible, Invited Scholars must be:
- In the 2019-2020 academic year: either a PhD student with less than 2 years to expected degree completion, or in a post-doctoral research position
- Engaging in research focusing on color science or color in related fields such as vision science, computer science, chemistry/materials, physics, engineering, etc.
- Able to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. We are primarily interested in women applicants of African American, Latin American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent, and others who are underrepresented and under-served in academia.
- Able to travel to Rochester, New York, for a 3-5 day visit
This material is based upon work supported by the AdvanceRIT program, originally funded through the National Science Foundation under Award No. HRD-1209115.