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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.

Sony Research Awards

Jul 19th, 2018 -- dmbsrs

The 2018 Sony Research Award Program is now open and the submission deadline is September 15, 2018. The Research Award program is composed of two awards: the Faculty Innovation Award and the Focused Research Award, each with their own requirements and maximum award amounts. These programs provide funding for cutting-edge academic research and help build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers.

VentureWell E-Teams Grants

Jun 11th, 2018 -- dmbsrs

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 fall 2018 program cycle must submit project abstracts (described below) to Charles Bush at by September 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m

DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Mar 27th, 2018 -- dxhsrs

DoD has released the new call for the MURI, available below. White paper deadline is June 29, 2018 (questions by June 15), with full proposals due by October 16, 2018 (questions by October 2). Estimated start date for grants is June 1, 2019. It is strongly advised that prospective PIs submit a white paper first before developing a full proposal. Please work with your SRS pre-award rep to do so. 

NSF Support for Collaborations with Manufacturing USA Institutes

Jun 6th, 2017 -- dmbsrs

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.


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