The goal of the Collaborative Proposal Development Program is to promote collaborative research between a junior investigator from one of the primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI) in Rhode Island and an established investigator from either the University of Rhode Island or Brown University while also increasing the participation of PUI students in research at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University laboratories. The program is designed to accelerate the research progress of the PUI investigator by participating in research in the collaborative mentor’s laboratory during the summer. This is expected to strengthen their research skills and productivity while increasing the level of preparedness of the PUI investigator for submitting competitive grant proposals to external funding agencies such as NIH and NSF. Additional benefits of the program are to provide opportunities for PUI students to develop new scientific skills, learn new techniques, and explore future career options in biomedical research by interacting with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University.
Collaborative Proposal Development Pilots