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DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)

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.

VentureWell E-Teams Grants

VentureWell’s E-Teams program provides funds for faculty-led multidisciplinary student teams to bring inventions to market.  E-teams must​ contain a minimum of two active undergraduate or graduate RIT students as key members, and a faculty mentor who will serve as Principal Investigator (PI). 

Applicants for the winter 2019 program cycle must submit project abstracts (described below) to Charles Bush at cebsrs@rit.edu by January 18,2019 at 5:00 p.m

NSF Support for Collaborations with Manufacturing USA Institutes

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is interested in receiving research proposals addressing critical fundamental research needs in advanced manufacturing, and particularly in projects that may enable innovations in the technical focus areas of one or more of the Manufacturing USA Institutes. Such proposals should leverage the facilities, infrastructure, expertise and member companies of one or more Institutes.

NSF Supplements for Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)

NSF has identified improvement of graduate student preparedness for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce as one of its priorities. As part of this effort, a supplemental funding opportunity is available in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and FY 2019 to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy.

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