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.
February 6, 2023
RIT Certified secures nearly $1.6 million in grants for workforce development programs
RIT Certified, which provides a wide range of workforce development and professional training courses, certificates, and skill-based programs, has secured three grants totaling nearly $1.6 million.
February 3, 2023
RIT’s longest-running NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program renewed for fifth time
The National Science Foundation is providing RIT new funding to continue a long-running mathematical sciences research program for undergraduate students from across the country. The NSF awarded RIT nearly $325,000 to continue to serve as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in extremal graph theories and dynamical systems for the next three summers.
February 1, 2023
Upcoming changes will advance semiconductor research
RIT is building upon its successful history of semiconductor development and research through an expansion to its cleanroom facility with help from New York state.
January 5, 2023
RIT receives NSF grant to help universities across U.S. implement research-based biochemistry courses
The NSF awarded RIT more than $588,000 over the next five years to further implement and assess a course-based undergraduate research experience based on the Biochemistry Authentic Science Inquiry Laboratory (BASIL) project led by RIT.
December 22, 2022
Leading spinal researcher develops new tissue regeneration approaches for back pain
Karin Wuertz-Kozak described her lab test equipment as a gym for cells. Stretching and compressions tests using bioreactors—her lab equipment—can make a difference in understanding how cells respond to mechanical cues and how that affects disease progression, specifically for spinal disc degeneration, common to millions of Americans.
December 12, 2022
NASA awardee working on lunar rover technology
Microsystems engineering Ph.D. student Katelynn Fleming is hard at work making new discoveries on the moon. But her ultimate goal is to use technology to help all of us on Earth. Fleming recently won a 2022 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity (NSTGRO) award and will work at NASA centers as part of the visiting technologist experiences.
December 7, 2022
Plug Power Inc. establishes graduate scholarship at RIT
Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, is partnering with RIT to provide scholarship support to a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in engineering, sustainability, and the sciences. The first Plug Graduate Scholarship was awarded this year to Mamta Choudhary, an industrial and systems engineering MS student from India.
November 30, 2022
RIT researchers explore how to improve emergency management for the Deaf community
Essential emergency services play a key role in saving lives when snowstorms blanket the Northeast or a wildfire erupts out West. However, many communities are still being left out and face communication barriers during emergencies. At NTID, a team of researchers is studying how to identify and bridge gaps in emergency management resources and services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
November 9, 2022
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts receives grant to enhance philosophy and communication offerings
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts plans to introduce new and revamped philosophy and communication curricula to help students across the university enhance their expressive and analytic communication skills. This was made possible by a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Teagle Foundation.
November 9, 2022
RIT researcher brings together cybersecurity experts from U.S., Ireland, and Northern Ireland
Professor S. Jay Yang sees collaboration as the key to combating international cybersecurity threats. That’s why the director of global outreach for RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute is helping lead an alliance of cybersecurity researchers from the U.S., Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.
November 9, 2022
RIT receives trio of TRIO grants to support underrepresented students over the next five years
RIT received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to continue offering three federal TRIO programs for supporting underrepresented students. RIT earned competitive grants anticipated to total more than $4 million over the next five years to support its McNair Scholars, Upward Bound, and Veterans Upward Bound programs.
November 4, 2022
NSF grant funds RIT postdoctoral fellows in STEM education research
The National Science Foundation has awarded RIT $1.2 million for a cohort of four postdoctoral fellows to conduct STEM discipline-based education research. Each fellow will work with two mentors, encouraging cutting-edge research at the interface of traditional disciplines.