Research and Scholarship

Faculty Scholarship

RIT’s faculty engage in teaching, research, and scholarly activities that break down boundaries in and outside of the university. This work, which varies from making our university and our communities more sustainable to understanding the very fabric of our universe, engages students in ways that prepare them for our ever-changing world. 

View the compendium of scholarly and artistic works by RIT’s faculty 


Sponsored research awards in 2018 fiscal year

(up from $54 million in 2014)


RIT is classified as a national “R2” institution or “high research activity institution” under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning.


Current researchers who have achieved $1 million or more in funding since 2000.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The Center provides skills and strategies intended to help RIT faculty, post docs, and graduate students thrive in academic life. The NCFDD offers a variety of professional development and training opportunities, including mentoring, webinars, multi-week courses, 14-day writing challenges, private discussion forums with moderated monthly writing challenges, dissertation success curriculum and discussion forum for advanced graduate students, and priority registration for the faculty success program.

Since RIT is an institutional member of the NCFDD, the service is free for RIT faculty, post docs, and graduate students.