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.
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.”
January 10, 2022
NSF-funded study creates scholarships to help computing scholars find success
RIT received a nearly $1 million National Science Foundation grant that will provide scholarships for computing students and help researchers explore new ways to improve computing education. Sharon Mason, a professor in RIT’s School of Information, is principal investigator of the project.
January 4, 2022
RIT clinical psychology program wins award from Lee Foundation
Caroline Easton, director of the RIT Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology program, was awarded $100,000 from the Buffalo-based Patrick P. Lee Foundation to create a new clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship.
December 21, 2021
NYSP2I selects eight statewide recipients for 2021-2022 Community Grants Program
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute has announced selections for its 2021-2022 Community Grants Program as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state.
December 7, 2021
Team completes international aural heritage research and sound capture
Three researchers developed a set of tools using advanced augmented and virtual reality technology to preserve and replicate acoustics of historical venues. Their work was part of an international project bringing attention to the overlooked work in preserving aural heritage.
November 30, 2021
Company co-founded by RIT professor wins $1 million grand prize at GENIUS NY competition
Associate Professor Travis Desell's drone data management business, Airtonomy, was awarded the $1 million grand prize at the GENIUS NY international accelerator competition.
November 15, 2021
Engineering faculty awarded NSF funding to improve computing system memory
Dorin Patru and Linlin Chen, faculty-researchers at RIT, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade functions of programmable memory. They, along with colleagues from University of Rochester, will develop new algorithms to improve the internal computing memory system to enable scalable and more robust performance.
November 12, 2021
RIT professors awarded State Department grant to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses
A $250,000 grant from the U.S. State Department will fund a program led by RIT professors Clyde Hull and Eric Williams to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses.
November 9, 2021
RIT to build inclusive Cyber-Protection Apprenticeship for cybersecurity workers
RIT has received a Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge grant to help people underrepresented in the computing workforce launch new careers in cybersecurity.
October 22, 2021
RIT’s Image Permanence Institute receives $375,543 federal grant from IMLS
The Image Permanence Institute at RIT has received a National Leadership Grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will identify critical preservation challenges associated with 3D printed materials and technologies found in museums and develop resources that will support 3D printed object preservation.
October 19, 2021
RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap
Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
October 14, 2021
Munson says campus is lively, growing
In his latest “Ask Munson” series on WITR-FM (89.7), RIT President David Munson said the campus now is as lively as he’s ever seen it, with students enjoying activities, this weekend’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, and construction projects at full speed.