Feb 2019

February 2019 

MAVRIC has taken space in the new College Park WeWork to share some of the amazing things going on in AR/VR both at the University and around the region. 

Come build awesome stuff with us!


Feb 19, 2019 - Are you in NOVA?  Interested in the Magic Leap One?  You should attend Exploring Magic Leap One

Feb 19, 2019 - Or, if you are the other direction, learn how to build a Machine Learning model at MD Software Patterns and Practices' EZ Machine Learning Meetup.

Feb 22, 2019 - VR/AR Demos at UMD - MAVRIC programs an opportunity the last Friday of the month for invited guests to see what's going on at UMD.  Request an invite from our Director, Lucien, at lucienp AT

Funding Opportunities


Knight Foundation - Rolling Submissions
We invest in ideas that leverage technology and data for reporting and storytelling, engaging and empowering audiences, and combating mis/disinformation. We also seek to advance the responsible use of artificial intelligence and identify potentially game-changing technologies to advance the practice of journalism. Learn more.

Colonial Williamsburg - March 31, 2019
The Fellowship in 3D Visualization is a one or two-month appointment awarded to explore innovative ways in which 3D visualization technologies such as Augmented reality and Virtual reality can enhance our understanding of Early American history or a closely related field.  For this summer.

LOTS OF SBIRS just released - see NIH SBIR List

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - April 5, 2019
Innovative Technology or Media to Prevent Violence - Page 238

National Libraries of Medicine - April 5, 2019
Topics of Interest:
Explore the use of social media to track disease outbreaks, pandemics, or assist patients in chronic disease management
Tools and approaches for integrating large heterogeneous data sets
Human-computer interaction and data visualization of complex biomedical data for use by consumers, patients or clinicians
Page 204

DHHS SBIR - March 20, 2019
Virtual Reality Tools to Enhance Evidence Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to develop and evaluate Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced technologies that will support SUD treatment and recovery, provide treatment alternatives for chronic pain. See also

Center for Global Health (CGH) SBIR - April 5, 2019
Development of Immersive Virtual or Augmented Reality Laboratory (AR/VR) Training Modules. CDC global health programs support the improvement of global laboratory systems through training programs focused on various aspects of laboratory operations and management. Page 205

DHHS - Feb 19, 2019
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program supports conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers for people with disabilities. 

Extraregional Opportunities

New York - Deadline Mar 28, 2019
Electronic Media and Film Grants - Supports installations, Festivals, Screenings, Workspaces, and Operations within the State of NY.  Individual grants also available.

Have Singapore Connections?  - Rolling admissions
The Startup SG Tech grant fast-tracks the development of proprietary technology solutions, and catalyses the growth of startups based on proprietary technology and a scalable business model.  Through Startup SG Tech, companies may receive early-stage funding for the commercialisation of proprietary technology.  LINK

JISC Education Tech Challenge one: a virtual learning environment without a screen.  Two more challenges coming this year.

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