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VentureWell Faculty Grants

Synopsis.  VentureWell awards faculty grants to colleges and universities for the purpose of strengthening existing curricular programs and/or building new programs in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Through these grant funds, VentureWell supports creative pedagogical approaches that generate student teams (E-Teams) working on technology solutions to real-world problems.

NSF Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB)

The National Science Foundation Division of Social and Economic Sciences recently announced the creation of the Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB) Program.  AIB supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to attitudes, behavior, and institutions connected to public policy and the provision of public services. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented.

NSF Security and Preparedness (SAP)

The National Science Foundation Division of Social and Economic Sciences recently announced the creation of the Security and Preparedness (SAP) Program.  SAP supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to global and national security. Research proposals are evaluated on the criteria of intellectual merit and broader impacts; the proposed projects are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented.

Microsoft Faculty Research Fellowship Program

Update.  Nominations have been made and submitted for the September 30 deadline.  

 

The Microsoft Faculty Fellowship recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields. The 2020 award include $100,000 USD awarded annually for two years.  Full program details are available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-program/faculty-fellowship/.

Data Management Plan Resources

RIT is now participating in DMPTool, which means researchers can use the service to create and share data management plans for a variety of sponsors.  Many federal and private sponsors now require data management plans as a part of all proposals.  Some sponsors have given added weight to data management plans in the review process.  DMPTool can guide you through the process of creating a data management plan and help you comply with sponsor requirements.