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NSF Quantum & Information Science Faculty Fellows

Synopsis.  The QCIS-Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) program aims to grow academic research capacity in the computing and information science fields to support advances in quantum computing and/or communication over the long term. QCIS-FF seeks to support departments and schools in U.S. institutions of higher education that conduct research and teaching in computer science, information science, and/or computer engineering, with the specific goal of encouraging hiring of tenure-track and tenured faculty in quantum computing and/or communication.

NYSTAR Faculty Development Program

Synopsis.  The Faculty Development Program provides interim State assistance to either attract distinguished faculty from throughout the world to New York’s academic institutions of higher education; or retain leading researchers already working in academic institutions of higher education in New York.  The full text of the RFP, which includes the Technology Transfer Incentive Program, is available at

NYSTAR Technology Transfer Incentive Program

Synopsis.  The Technology Transfer Incentive Program accelerates the commercialization of technology developed or enhanced at an institution of higher education or not-for-profit research institution by providing short-term, interim State assistance to the Applicant Institution working in collaboration with a New York Company Partner to commercialize intellectual property or research from the Applicant Institution to market.

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

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

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.