Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

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Marine life science research and education

Rhode Island’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) conducts groundbreaking research and develops academic talent in the science and technology fields to increase competitiveness in research and development, build a more capable workforce and fuel economic growth in the Ocean State.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, RI NSF EPSCoR brings together nine of the state’s public and private institutions of higher education in pursuit of a strong and sustainable marine ecosystem that serves as a foundation for Rhode Island’s economy and quality of life. This collaborative approach creates more productive partnerships across multiple disciplines, from science to art, and draws on the strength of the state’s collective diversity.

All about us

The Current newsmagazine takes a comprehensive look at the people, projects and programs of Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR. Read about the innovative research, training, education and outreach at our partner institutions across the Ocean State.

Rhode Island

URI Associate Professor Carol Thornber, lead principal investigator of RI NSF EPSCoR, serves on the RI Executive Climate Change Science and Technology Advisory Board to help state officials understand and deal with the impacts of climate change.

Grad fellows

An EPSCoR fellowship allowed Rose Martin to focus her time on researching the role of Phragmites australis in carbon dioxide and methane emission and uptake in coastal marshes. EPSCoR funding also purchased equipment critical to Martin’s work.
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