RIT-RISE is an NIH-funded training program for qualified Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduate Bachelor’s-level students (RIT-RISE Scholars) who want to eventually become PhD scientists in biomedical, biobehavioral, or clinical research fields.
RIT-RISE enhances RIT-RISE Scholars’ research skills through intensive paid research experiences and prepares them to successfully apply to enter PhD programs after they graduate.
Dare to Dream
Are you a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing undergraduate student at RIT? Do you want to become a scientist? With the RIT-RISE Scientists-In-Training Program, getting a doctorate (Ph.D.) degree is now more possible than ever.
We Need More Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists
There are not enough Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing scientists in biomedical, biobehavioral, and clinical research fields. As a result, the scientific workforce is not able to adequately include the ideas and perspectives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people. This lack of diversity makes science less efficient in serving all populations. Therefore, the National Institutes of Health is collaborating with RIT/NTID to develop the RIT-RISE program to increase the number of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing scientists!