Government and Academic Research Alliances

Government and Academic Research Alliances

Creating Partnerships in Research

The Office supports research alliances at the University of Rochester—a leader and innovator in basic, translational, and clinical research and technology development.

CTSI Pilot Funding - Requests for Applications

CTSI Pilot Awards Program and CTSI Incubator Program requests applications for investigator-initiated pilot studies for faculty and trainees, UNYTE Translational Research Network grants and is introducing a new Clinical Trials Methods and Technologies grant.  Applications are due by September 2, 2014.  For more information the full RFA is available: RFA Pilot Awards Program and RFA Incubator Program.  Direct questions to

NIST Award

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded 19 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants as part of their Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech).  This program was created to fund the development of technology aimed at strengthening US manufacturing and innovation performance across industries. 
The University of Rochester, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences was awarded a grant to study New York Photonics Manufacturing Initiatives.  The goal is to lay the groundwork for a national institute dedicated to advancing and diffusing photonics-based manufacturing technologies in the United States.  U.S. inventions such as fiber optics, photovoltaics, lasers, digital imaging, and flat panel displays have failed to lead in sales and has dropped to 10 percent world-wide. Developing advanced manufacturing technologies that both enable and leverage photonics technologies in the U.S. will strengthen their lead in this field.

Cornell and University of Rochester Release RFA for New Collaborative Pilot Program »

Cornell University and the University of Rochester are pleased to announce a new pilot program to promote new inter-institutional, multidisciplinary collaborations in the domain area of “Immunity and Infection”. The pilot award is for one-year and includes up to $50k in total funding. (Deadline for applications is now closed and not accepting proposals at this time.)

Research News

Additional research news

Upcoming Events

GUIRR Webinar: NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics: A novel approach to early-stage drug discovery funding, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00 p.m. EDT.  Duration: 1 hour. Registration is required.

MedTech Annual Conference, Sept. 15 & 16 2014 in Albany, NY
"Redefining Innovation in the Face of Healthcare Reform" is the theme of this year's MEDTECH 2014 annual conference.  Register Now!

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