News by Topic: Grants
December 6, 2019
RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars
The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.
November 8, 2019
RIT conducts clinical trial on metabolic syndrome
RIT is seeking individuals diagnosed with metabolic syndrome to participate in a national clinical trial. The study will evaluate a wellness program designed to reverse conditions leading to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke.
November 5, 2019
RIT researchers working to build the basis of life
WROC-TV talks to Moumita Das, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about her work with neurons and an NSF-funded project to build synthetic neurons.
October 28, 2019
An innovative approach to helping the homeless
The Rochester Beacon talks to Caroline Easton, professor in RIT’s School of Behavioral Health Sciences, about a new program to help the homeless with opioid addiction and mental illness.
October 21, 2019
Parenting app for mothers being developed at RIT
Research is underway at RIT to create an app that will serve as a resource to help young mothers answer questions about raising a child, connect them with programs and resources, as well as foster a virtual parenting community.
October 21, 2019
RIT researcher receives NSF grant to help build a synthetic neuron and neural network
Researchers from RIT and six other universities are teaming up to build synthetic neurons and a programmable network of such neurons in an effort to better understand the rules of life. The project is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Big Ideas” initiative— 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering.
October 15, 2019
RIT wins $1.4M to help homeless with opioid addiction, mental illness
Making addiction treatment and mental health services accessible to homeless people via TeleHealth is the focus of a federally funded program at RIT.
October 9, 2019
Field trip to Nigeria gives RIT students a new perspective on global health
Three students from the biomedical sciences program traveled with RIT Professor Bolaji Thomas to his native Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in treatment.
September 13, 2019
RIT Sponsored Research garners $74 million in funding
RIT had its second best year ever in sponsored research funding and a record year for research expenditures in fiscal year 2019. RIT received 366 new awards totaling $74 million in funding, and expenditures grew to $61 million.
September 12, 2019
Scientists developing single photon detector to help search for habitable exoplanets
NASA is awarding a team of researchers from RIT and Dartmouth College a grant to develop a detector capable of sensing and counting single photons that could be crucial to future NASA astrophysics missions. The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars.
August 26, 2019
RIT researches the status of pollinators
Research being conducted by RIT students and faculty will help determine if additional flowers, grasses and plants will benefit insects that help in pollination. The research is being done across the state, particularly next to roadways, and could help determine if later or fewer cuts to the vegetation next to the roads would help pollinators by allowing more time for plants to flower.
August 14, 2019
RIT to upgrade Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory through $1 million state grant
The 2019-20 renovation project will be launched with a $1 million grant from New York state’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program and will further advance RIT’s research in integrated photonics, quantum information technology, biomedical devices and sensors for smart systems.