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.
June 21, 2022
NYSP2I selects 13 awardees for 2022-23 Community Grants Program
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has announced 13 winners of its 2022-2023 Community Grants Program as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state.
April 28, 2022
NSF awards RIT engineering, liberal arts faculty grant to integrate humanities into engineering education
Researchers at RIT and Texas Tech University will be incorporating more critical thinking and empathy skills into engineering curricula to prepare students to meet societal challenges today. The team, led by Iris Rivero, also includes Andrew Herbert and Michael Laver.
April 26, 2022
Criminal justice faculty awarded grant to create coordinated services for victims of gun violence
A team of faculty from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives is spearheading a new initiative to address community trauma and health inequity caused by gun violence. Jordan Health will serve as the central hub and is working with the United Way Systems Integration Project to coordinate services through other community partners.
April 7, 2022
NYSP2I issues request for proposals for R&D program from university partners
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, headquartered at RIT since 2008, has issued a request for proposals for its Research and Development program from the organization’s partner universities—RIT, Binghamton University, Clarkson University, Cornell University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
March 30, 2022
RIT researchers contribute integrated photonics technology to develop new point-of-care system for diagnosing coronavirus
RIT’s team will develop the technology needed for a point-of-care diagnostics system built on integrated photonics. Capable of accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the new system could reduce the need for expensive equipment and specialized expertise to better inform care decisions in underserved, resource-limited communities.
March 28, 2022
RIT scientist receives NIH grant to study viruses with potential to treat prostate cancer
The National Institutes of Health are funding RIT scientists to explore vesicular stomatitis virus’s (VSV) potential for treating prostate cancer. Associate Professor Maureen Ferran from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences secured a three-year, $451,718 Research Enhancement Award (R15) grant from the NIH to investigate prostate cancer cells’ susceptibility to the virus.
March 25, 2022
National manufacturing institute led by RIT marks five years
A national manufacturing institute led by Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, is marking five years of accelerating the transition to a circular economy in the United States.
March 16, 2022
NYS Pollution Prevention Institute collaborates with Syracuse University on USDA grant
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is collaborating with Syracuse University’s Center for Sustainable Community Solutions on a grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist communities and stakeholders in New York state with reducing the amount of edible food that goes to waste.
March 14, 2022
Faculty research improves smart warehouse technology and material handling options
Soon industrial robots in warehouses will be smart enough to know which has the right of way in busy aisles. Researchers at RIT are developing an intelligent materials handling system for warehouses that integrates smart technologies.
February 25, 2022
RIT astrophysicist awarded research leave to study gravitational waves as a Simons Fellow
Richard O’Shaughnessy, an associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, was awarded a prestigious fellowship to spend the next year preparing for an “onslaught” of gravitational wave discoveries. He is one of 10 faculty worldwide named 2022 Simons Fellows in Theoretical Physics and is the first RIT faculty member to receive the award.
February 21, 2022
RIT nutrition professor aims to reach 10,000 New Yorkers with ‘About Eating’ program
Barbara Lohse, head of RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, hopes to reach 10,000 New Yorkers with free resources promoting healthy nutrition and lifestyle tools that have been tested and shown to be effective.
January 17, 2022
RIT professor Poornima Padmanabhan honored with NSF CAREER Award
Scientists look to space for origins of the solar system; chemical engineers like Poornima Padmanabhan are searching for the origins of life based on minute systems of molecules. Padmanabhan recently received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for “Chirality and polymer thermodynamics: frustration and amplification.”