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Center of Excellence


Collaborative Research Program

The University of Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science is a NYSTAR (Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology and Innovation) designated Center of Excellence (CoE) funded by NY state. The goal of the CoE’s Collaborative Research Program is to stimulate economic growth in NY state by promoting technology transfer from our universities to companies operating in NY state. Accordingly,  proposed projects must involve a NY industry partner that is actively engaged with the project, financially sponsoring the research, and/or providing assessment of economic impact of the project. 

How to Apply

Principal Investigators wanting to apply for funding should download and complete the forms below. If you have any questions about the forms or the program, please contact Mujdat Cetin at