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NTID awarded $1 million to train deaf, hard of hearing scientists

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) will be developing a scientists-in-training program for deaf and hard-of-hearing, thanks to a federal award. (Photo: RIT)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) will be developing a scientists-in-training program for deaf and hard-of-hearing, thanks to a federal award.

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D, NY-25) announced the $1 million federal award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The five-year award aims to help increase the number of underrepresented students who enter Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

"This major federal award will create a curriculum that will lead to students in our region finding those next great scientific breakthroughs,” Congresswoman Slaughter said in a statement.

The funding is provided through the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program.

RISE scholars receive intensive training and support for working in research laboratories with RIT researchers and, eventually, in the laboratory of a mentor from another institution.

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