Each peer-mentoring or other faculty mentoring group at RIT may request funding for one project or activity each academic year or funding to initiate a new faculty mentoring group. Requests up to $2,000 will be considered. The mentoring projects or activities for which you are requesting grant funds must be related to teaching excellence, dissemination of scholarly works, or grant proposal development. The goal is for you to participate in activities or projects that will help your mentoring group be successful. Requests related to general professional development activities or projects will not be considered.
Projects or activities may include guest speakers, site visits to a corporate or government entity, conference attendance, launch of an e-journal, webinar participation, workshops, etc. Funding for software/hardware acquisition or other equipment, professional membership fees or licensure, tuition, add-pay, faculty stipends, course release, or additional faculty salaries will not be considered.
Submissions are limited to one grant application proposal per individual faculty (mentoring group leader) each academic year.
Faculty mentors and their mentees and other RIT faculty peer/mutual mentoring groups may apply. “Mentoring groups” are defined as groups (two or more members) that meet on a regular basis for mutual support and development. On the application you will be asked for your mentoring group’s name, topic area, and meeting schedule. Proposals for interdisciplinary projects or activities are encouraged, but one faculty member should be selected as the group's leader. Learn more about faculty mentoring.
Full-time tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure-track teaching faculty (lecturers, senior lecturers, principal lecturers) are eligible to apply. Projects involving staff and/or part-time faculty will be considered only if the lead applicant is a full-time faculty member. Faculty who have not completed projects/used grant funds previously awarded or have not submitted an outcome/impact report for a prior grant will not be eligible for a new grant-funded activity.
Application Process and Materials
If you would like to apply for a Faculty Mentoring Grant, please complete and submit an application form when the application process opens in the fall.
Grant Selection and Reporting Requirements
Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty selection committee, and recipients will be notified at the end of November. If you are awarded a grant, you will receive instructions for accessing funds and reporting on the use of your grant.
All grant recipients are asked to help disseminate their results by completing a brief report following the project completion sharing the impact of this grant on your professional development, success in your field, teaching, etc.
Includes members of the NTID faculty and professional teaching staff
Mentoring Group for Development of Metrics and Models of Diversity
Marcos Esterman, KGCOE, Industrial and Systems Engineering (Lead)
Team: David P. Wick, SOIS and Division of Diversity and Inclusion; Jeffrey D. Burnette, CLA, Sociology & Anthropology
Crypto@RIT Mentoring Group (Interdisciplinary faculty collaboration on cryptographic techniques for cybersecurity)
Peizhao Hu, GCCIS, Computer Science (Lead)
Team: H.B. Acharya, GCCIS, Computing Security; Anurag Agarwal, COS, School of Mathematical Sciences; Sumita Mishra, GCCIS, Computing Security; Marcin Lukowiak, KGCOE, Computing Engineering; Stanislaw Radziszowski, GCCIS, Computer Science; Leon Reznik, GCCIS, Computer Science; Matthew Wright, GCCIS, Computing Security; Bo Yuan, GCCIS, Computing Security
Cellular Performance Metrics and Infrastructure Resiliency Group
Mark Indelicato, CAST, Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (Lead); CAST faculty-Miguel Bazdresch, Clark Hochgraf, William Johnson, Yossi Nygate; and Jennifer Schneider, CAST, CETEMS
Gear Research Mentoring Group
Liu, Rui, KGCOE, Mechanical Engineering (Lead), and KGCOE Mechanical Engineering faculty: Alfonso Fuentes, Patricia Iglesias
Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Historical Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election Group
Mandell, Hinda, CLA, School of Communication (Lead)
Team: CLA faculty-Christine Kray (Anthropology & Sociology); Tamar Carroll (History); Michael Brown (History); O. Nicholas Robertson (Criminal Justice); Katie Terezakis (Philosophy); and Alison Parker, The College at Brockport, History.
Healthcare Information Technology Research Team
Tu, John Q., SCB, MIS, Marketing and Digital Business (Lead), and SCB faculty-Manlu Liu, Sean Hansen, Quang (Neo) Bui
Effective Methods for Teaching Undergraduate Finance Core Courses Mentoring Group
Zhang, Hao, SCB, Finance & Accounting (lead), and Archana Jain, Konstantin Sokolov, SCB faculty
Strategic Transitions towards Major Research Awards in Sustainability
Callie Babbitt (Lead) with members from GIS: Dennis Andrejko, Roger Chen, Jules Chiavaroli, Gabrielle Gaustad, Ming Hu, Thomas Trabold, Eric Williams
Junior Faculty External Funding Success Club
Chris Collison (Lead) with members from COS: Michael Coleman, Jeremy Cody, Nathan Eddingsaas, Lea Vacca Michel, John-David Rocha
Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Research in the Psychology Women’s Mentoring Group
Caroline DeLong (Lead) with members from CLA/Department of Psychology: Suzanne Bamonto, A. Eleanor Chand-Matkze, Jessamy Comer, Kirsten Condry, Jennifer Lukomski, Lindsay Schenkel, Audrey Smerbeck, Tina Sutton
Media, Arts and Sciences and STEM Grant Proposal Writing Group (MASS)
Myrtle Jones (Lead) with members: Barbara Birkett, Elena Fedorovskaya, Michael Riordan (CIAS); Michael Coleman (COS); Geraldine Cochran (MCAS & COS)
Pedagogical Mentorship Group in Mathematics
Carl Lutzer (Lead) with members from COS/School of Mathematical Sciences: Bernard Brooks, Nathaniel Barlow, Michael Cromer, Matthew Hoffman, Kara Maki, Laura Munoz, Niels Otani, Wei Qian, Paul Wenger
Peer-2-Peer Network: Striving for Excellence in Teaching through Structured Evaluations, Vetted Redesign Techniques, and Group Debriefs
Sandra Connelly (Lead) with members: Bill Brewer, CHST; Jennifer Connelly, COS; Stacey Davis, NTID; Juilee Decker, CLA; Elizabeth DiCesare, COS; Ming Hu, GIS; Andre Hudson, COS; Joseph Lanzafame, COS; Katie McConky, KGCOE; Jeff Mills, COS; Tom Prevendoski, COS; Ke-an Wu, SCB
Electrical and Computer Engineering Junior Faculty Research and Mentoring Group
Sildomar Monteiro (Lead) with members Mehran Mozaffari Kermani, KGCOE/ Electrical & Microelectronic Engineering; Reza Azarderakhsh, KGCOE/Computer Engineering; Raymond Ptucha, KGCOE/ Computer Engineering
The School of Mathematical Sciences Mentoring Model for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Deana Olles (Lead) with members from COS/School of Mathematical Sciences: Birgit Coffey, Patricia Diute, Carrie Lahnovych, Deana Olles, Thomas Prevendoski, Helen Timberlake, Olga Tsukernik, Tamas Wiandt, Hossein Shamohammad, Mihail Barbosu, Matthew Coppenbarger
Scholarship Mentoring Team
Mark Olles (Lead) with CAST faculty: Alan Raisanen, Carlos Diaz, Martin Anslem, Manian Ramkumar, Daniel Johnson
Interdisciplinary Cardiac Arrhythmia Collaboration and Mentoring Group
Niels Otani (Lead) with members: Elizabeth Cherry (COS), Behnaz Ghoraani (KGCOE), Laura Muñoz (COS), Linwei Wang, (GCCIS) and URMC faculty: Jean-Philippe Couderc, PhD, MBA; Coeli Lopes, PhD; Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD
CLA Book Club: Connecting Published Authors with those Interested in Book Writing
Kelly Martin (Lead) with CLA faculty: Bruce Austin, Tamar Carroll, Nick DiFonzo, Hinda Mandell, Keith Jenkins, Mike Johansson, Andrea Hickerson, Keith Jenkins, Christine Keiner, Michael Laver, Jessica Lieberman, Scott Merydith, Jessica Pardee, Judy Porter, Rebecca Scales, Corinna Schlombs, Jonathan Schroeder, Danielle Smith, Elena Sommers, Katie Terezakis, Tracy Worrell
The CyberSecurity Framework Team
Rajendra Raj, Jennifer Schneider, (CAST), Carol Romanowski (GCCIS), Sumita Mishra (GCCIS)
Development of Biomedical Teaching and Research Scholarly Work of the Pre-tenured Faculty in Biomedical Engineering
KGCOE Faculty: Iris Asllani, Jennifer Bailey, Thomas Gaborski , Behnaz Ghoraani, Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, Cristian Linte, Alen Man
ECTET Audio Engineering Education Group
Clark Hochgraf, Mark Indelicato, Sungyoung Kim, Richard Wyffels
Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Spanish Language and Culture
CLA Faculty: Elizabeth Adams, Christina Agostinelli, Godys Armengot-Mejía, Sara Armengot, Diane Forbes, Tim Foxsmith, Francia González, Rosalba Pisaturo
Mechanical, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series
KGCOE Faculty: Edward Hensel, Jr., Thomas Gaborski, Christiaan Richter, Michael Schrlau, Patricia L. Taboada-Serrano, Wayne W. Walter, Steven Weinstein
Peer Mentoring in Access Technology, Research and Development
Catherine Beaton (GCCIS-IST), Gary Behm (NTID / Access Technology Innovation Lab), Steven Day (KGCOE), Elizabeth DeBartolo, Vicki L. Hanson (GCCIS), Patricia Iglesias-Victoria (KGCOE), Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard (KGCOE), Stephanie Ludi (GCCIS), Tae Oh (GCCIS), Dan Phillips (KGCOE), Stan Rickel (CIAS)
Bringing Assessment to the Classroom: Pre-tenure Faculty Development on Test-writing and Classroom Assessment
COS Faculty: Paul Craig, Scott Franklin, Tom Kim, Aaron McGowan, Dina Newman, Bob Teese, Eric West, Leslie Kate Wright
Software Engineering Faculty Mentoring Group
GCCIS Faculty: Stephanie Ludi, Andy Meneely, Emad Shihab
Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSOLS) Writing Group
Greg Babbitt, Margaret Bailey, Dawn Carter, Michael Coleman, Feng Cui, Elizabeth DeBartolo, Elizabeth Dicesare, Mark Fairchild, Maureen Ferran, Elizabeth Hane, Anne Houtman, Karl Korfmacher, Carol Marchetti, Lea Michel, Dina L Newman, Jacob Noel-Storr, Hans Schmitthenner, Paul Shipman, Gary Skuse, Hyla Sweet, Christy Tyler, Leslie Kate Wright
Mechanical, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series
KCGOE Faculty: Thomas Gaborski, Edward Hensel, Jr., Christiaan Richter, Patricia L. Taboada-Serrano, Wayne W. Walter, Steven Weinstein
Research in the Rough
SCB Faculty: Ashok Robin, Hao Zhang, James Baroody, John Ettlie, John Tu, Joy Oguntebi, Michael Palanski, Mithu Dey, Sandra Rothenberg, Sean Hansen, Zhi Tang, Archana Jain, Hao Zhang, Rong Yang, Chian Song