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.
December 1, 2023
RIT students building device to keep astronauts healthy in space
Students, faculty, and alumni at RIT are participating in NASA’s national Moon to Mars initiative to build a training device and monitoring tool to help make extended space travel healthier for astronauts.
November 29, 2023
Transformative Campaign propels university to new heights
More than $200 million has been given to Transforming RIT to support scholarships and the student experience to ensure the best and brightest minds can attend RIT regardless of their financial circumstances. The campaign, launched publicly in 2018, is bringing RIT’s strategic plan to life by investing in student success, creating world-class facilities, advancing research and discovery, and innovating careers of the future.
November 27, 2023
NTID’s DeafTEC receives $1.6 million grant renewal
The DeafTEC program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a renewal grant for $1.6 million to continue its work serving as a resource for high schools and community colleges that educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students in STEM-related programs and for employers hiring deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
November 20, 2023
RIT Battery Prototyping Center awarded more than $2 million
The Battery Prototyping Center at RIT was awarded nearly $2.2 million through the Empire State Development Grants program to expand its facility. Upgrades and expansion of the center will nearly double its current space, add new equipment, and increase training capacity in the areas of lithium-ion battery research, manufacturing, and development.
November 15, 2023
RIT researcher receives NIH funding to help design better drugs
Emiliano Brini, assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, has received an award from the National Institutes of Health to support his research on building the next generation of drugs. Brini and his team of students will develop computational tools that can predict the strength of the interaction between two proteins and how drugs will modify this interaction.
November 15, 2023
Faculty receive new grant to expand foreign language education offerings with a focus on STEAM
Faculty in RIT’s Modern Languages and Cultures department received an International Research and Studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the development of new materials and curricula for Chinese, Italian, and Spanish courses that focus on STEAM. Associate Professor Zhong Chen, Principal Lecturer Elisabetta D’Amanda, and Department Chair Sara Armengot will spend the next three years developing, testing, and implementing the new materials in the classroom.
November 13, 2023
Astrophysicist uses NSF funding to grow the number of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Hispanic researchers
Astrophysicist Jason Nordhaus is breaking cultural and disciplinary boundaries by helping to grow the number of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Hispanic researchers. And, in doing so, he is enabling these future scientists to drive discoveries in one of his areas of expertise—neutron star astrophysics.
November 10, 2023
RIT’s Carichino receives National Science Foundation LEAPS-MPS award
Lucia Carichino, assistant professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has received a Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS) award from the National Science Foundation for her research in computational modeling of the interaction between the eye and a contact lens.
November 3, 2023
RIT researcher looks for genetic switch to prevent ‘sleeping sickness’ in cattle
RIT researcher Bolaji Thomas is leading a $650,000 study to compare the genetic response in cattle in sub-Saharan Africa to the parasitic disease Trypanosomiasis, or “sleeping sickness,” that attacks their blood and brain. As parasites adapt to a warming world, the biting fly that transmits Trypanosomiasis could someday migrate to northern climates.
November 1, 2023
RIT researchers earn $1 million Civic Innovation Challenge grant to empower Deaf community
RIT and NTID researchers have identified a critical gap between emergency services and the needs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Now with a $1 million grant, they are working to bridge that divide.
October 30, 2023
Students deliver multispectral imaging system to The State Archives in Dubrovnik
The low-cost multispectral imaging system MISHA, or the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts, was developed by RIT experts to uncover object details that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
October 30, 2023
RIT scientists receive grant to expand work on a sign language lexicon for chemistry
A team of scientists at RIT will expand its work after receiving a large grant from the National Science Foundation to make chemistry more accessible for students who rely on American Sign Language interpreters in class. The team has been awarded nearly $380,000 for its proposal to transform chemistry for deaf and hard-of-hearing students via the design, implementation, and evaluation of a descriptive sign language lexicon.