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VentureWell Faculty Grants

Sep 11th, 2018 -- dmbsrs

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.

The full program guidelines are available at


Scaling Apprenticeships through Sector-Based Strategies

Sep 6th, 2018 -- dmbsrs

The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration is receiving applications for Scaling Apprenticeships Through Sector-Based Strategies.  Successful proposals will support sector-based support sector-based approaches to expand apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors. 

The full funding announcement is available here:

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Proposal Preparation Short Course

Aug 29th, 2018 -- dmbsrs

The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in development and implementation of efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States. Through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, the agency continues to make a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a Foundation-wide framework of investments.

Data Management Plan Resources

Aug 17th, 2018 -- dmbsrs

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.

DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)

Aug 15th, 2018 -- dxhsrs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities.