News by Topic: Grants
Groundbreaking research is always happening at RIT. Thanks to grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, RIT can continue pushing the boundaries of all known sciences, from medicine to astrophysics.
April 23, 2021
RIT/NTID researchers to conduct first national survey on reproductive health experiences of deaf women
For the first time on a national scale, groundbreaking research at NTID will help determine the level of reproductive health knowledge in women who are deaf or hard of hearing. The research also addresses concerns that deaf and hard-of-hearing women encounter significant barriers to receiving appropriate reproductive healthcare services and health information.
April 23, 2021
RIT researchers using drones and artificial intelligence to help assess crop growth
The National Science Foundation awarded Guoyu Lu, an assistant professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, more than $583,000 to spearhead the project.
April 21, 2021
NTID’s Dyer Arts Center earns grant to expand knowledge of Deaf community’s place in history
The goal of the Dyer Arts Center’s project, “Shaped by the American Dream: Deaf History through Deaf Art,” is for the public to develop a greater understanding of the Deaf community’s place in American history.
April 2, 2021
Researchers develop manufacturing training that will include AI and virtual reality technology
Researchers at RIT are using augmented and virtual reality as part of a modern training platform to help address the skilled labor shortage in manufacturing. Using artificial intelligence and augmented or virtual reality applications as a training strategy can support novice trainees and retain the knowledge of master machinists and manufacturing engineers.
March 17, 2021
Saunders College of Business awarded $4.7M state grant to support building renovation, expansion
Saunders College of Business was awarded a $4.7 million grant from New York state as part of the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program. The grant will support the planned major renovation and expansion to Max Lowenthal Hall, home of Saunders College, made possible by a transformational gift from serial entrepreneur and philanthropist E. Philip Saunders.
March 12, 2021
RIT student and alumnus follow passion for neurotechnology
School of Individualized Study student Harrison Canning and his business partner, Colin Fausnaught, a 2019 software engineering graduate from RIT, formed the BCI Guys, which stands for brain-computer interface technology. They recently launched an online educational series to lower the barrier of entry and inspire others to join the field.
March 12, 2021
RIT researchers helping to develop artificial intelligence systems capable of playing 'Starcraft II'
A team of researchers that develops artificial intelligence systems is putting its work to a unique new test: creating machines capable of playing the popular video game Starcraft II. Researchers think it could be an important stepping stone to advancing practical solutions such as self-driving cars, service robots, and other real-world applications.
March 5, 2021
RIT’s Pratik Dholabhai earns NSF CAREER Award to study materials in solid oxide fuel cells
Assistant Professor Pratik Dholabhai from RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for his five-year project to conduct fundamental physics research on complex materials in solid oxide fuel cells.
February 24, 2021
RIT faculty using smartphones and artificial intelligence to help assess crop roots
An RIT faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries, and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their smartphones. Assistant Professor Guoyu Lu is receiving a $450,000 New Investigator grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct the research.
January 27, 2021
RIT’s Image Permanence Institute receives $350,000 grant from NEH
Research activities for the three-year, field-based research project will be organized and led by Kelly McCauley Krish, IPI preventive conservation specialist. The study will apply data from temperature, relative humidity, and pollutant monitoring to comprehensively balance these known risks to collections when implementing energy-saving mechanical system operations.
January 26, 2021
RIT professor developing drone imaging systems to help farmers monitor grapevine nutrients
RIT Professor Jan van Aardt from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science is receiving more than $357,000 in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to help grape growers make data-driven nutrient-management decisions.
January 21, 2021
Professor wins USAF Research Program Young Investigator Award
RIT engineering faculty-researcher Panos Markopoulos recently received an Air Force Young Investigator Program award to develop a more robust sensor analysis system to better evaluate data simultaneously from sources such as cameras, oscilloscopes, and other sensors.