Emerging Technology Research Grant

CUIT invites researchers to submit proposals for experimentation and innovative use of emerging technologies in their research.  These technologies include (but are not limited to) 3D printing/scanning, AR/VR, AI, Machine learning and drones.  Submissions can be made on a rolling basis and awarded projects will be funded at the level of up to $20,000.

Proposal Submission and Requirements 

Proposals should include:

  • Cover Sheet: name, position title, title of the project, description, department, and school information. 
  • Proposal: No more than five pages with the following
    • Rationale
    • Methodology
    • Desired outcomes - If this has a measured outcome, please provide details
    • Budget and justification


  • Full-time Columbia researchers may only apply for this grant


Funded projects are expected to submit a progress update and summary report. A budget sheet with details should also be submitted. Awardees may be required to present their projects at events and the work may be highlighted on internal Columbia and external websites. 

    Proposals may be submitted to the InfoReady platform.


    We encourage those who are interested in scheduling a consultation before writing and submitting your proposal. To schedule a consultation, please contact [email protected]


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