Working together to advance marine life science research and education in Rhode Island
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 and state contributions, Rhode Island 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.
The state of Rhode Island will be an international leader in understanding and predicting the response of marine organisms and ecosystems to climate changes and variability. Our community of scholars will work together, beyond traditional academic boundaries and campus locations, to understand how human actions affect our environment. We will engage Rhode Island’s citizenry and reach out to our public and private sectors as we join together to preserve Ocean State’s resources and protect their legacy.
Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR will promote collaboration and cooperation among the state’s institutions of higher education. We will enhance research competitiveness on a national stage, particularly in marine science and affiliated fields. We believe doing this will increase attractive employment opportunities, create new businesses, draw more visitors, and strengthen our connection to Narragansett Bay and its watersheds, Rhode Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.
We take pride in the people of the Ocean State and those who work on its behalf. We support bold ideas and novel approaches. We benefit from inclusion and diversity, and from interdisciplinary approaches. We value the link between education, research and training as we develop the next generations of scientists.
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