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Faculty Receive $300K in Internal Grants

June 17, 2019

Some of the faculty members who have received ISRC or TLT Grants. Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D.; Dongsei Kim, M.Des.; Joanne Donoghue, Ph.D.; N. Sertac Artan, Ph.D.; Colleen P. Kirk, M.B.A., D.P.S.; Veronica Southard, M.S., D.H.SC.

On June 1, 2019, the Office of Academic Affairs awarded 23 grants, totaling more than $300,000, to tenure and tenure-track faculty for research projects, creative activities, and the preparation of major (large-budget) external grant proposals, or to support innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Bioengineering, Alzheimer’s research, cancer research, cybersecurity, computational thinking, and marketing are among the areas of faculty research and creativity that will be supported by New York Institute of Technology’s Institutional Support of Research and Creativity (ISRC) and Teaching and Learning Technology (TLT) Grants in the coming year. The grants are awarded every year under an agreement with NYIT unionized faculty.

“NYIT provides more than $300,000 to our New York faculty members to support innovative ideas in research, scholarship, and teaching,” said Associate Provost Lou Reinisch, Ph.D. “We are aiming to have the faculty use this support as seed money for major grants.” Major granting agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation typically require preliminary results before they will fund a grant proposal. Internal grants such as these give faculty members the resources they need to advance their work.

This year, the maximum award was increased from $10,000 to $15,000 and the maximum funding period was lengthened from one to two years. “The increased level of funding allows faculty members to propose more different and innovative projects. The two-year funding allows for a consistency of the funding from spring through the summer and into the fall,” Reinisch said. “We feel that both of these changes are a positive move forward. We are working hard to support the drive to increase the faculty output in research and scholarship to ultimately increase the ranking of NYIT.”

The ISRC-TLT programs have, in recent years, emphasized cross-disciplinary scholarship, especially projects involving multiple principal investigators, and projects engaging junior and senior faculty as well as NYIT students.

Grant awards are administered by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research and help pay for project costs including materials and supplies, student salaries, travel, and release time from teaching duties.

Read the complete list of awardees and their research projects.