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Faculty Research Initiative

Making the World Smarter, Safer and Healthier

Enhancing Faculty Research in STEM and Health

As the Katz School expands its research contributions in STEM and health, we are announcing research support for Katz School faculty, as well as for collaborations between all YU faculty and Katz faculty and students. The research can be theoretical, empirical, applied or clinical. This initiative is intended to stimulate new research and expand existing research projects that result in scholarly publication, conference presentations and grant applications while simultaneously creating research opportunities for full-time Katz graduate students. 

The 2022-23 RFP is now available. Applications are due by July 11, 2022. Awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000; the average award will be $3,000. 


  • Projects must produce tangible outcomes that raise the visibility of the Katz School in STEM and health sciences. 
  • Projects must include Katz School graduate students either as research assistants, interns or as part of their academic requirements (i.e., thesis). 
  • Projects must be in the following priority areas: Artificial Intelligence (theoretical, empirical and application); Cybersecurity; Biotechnology and Life Sciences; Applied Social Media and Analytics; or Health Sciences.

Application Information: 

Key Dates for 2022-23 Projects:

  • Completed applications are due by Monday, July 11, 2022, submitted electronically to
  • 2022-23 awards will be announced by August 10, 2022.
  • Work must begin by September 12, 2022.
  • Approved purchases must be completed by December 19, 2022.

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