Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR aims to provide a platform for collaboration and cooperation among Rhode Island’s institutions of higher education that mirrors the rich diversity of the Ocean State. We recognize that as individuals, institutions and a state, we benefit the most from full inclusion of all ethnicities, races, religions and other cultural and traditional influences. Together, we are greatest as the sum of all of our parts.
We seek to enable alignment of our efforts with the needs of the state to increase research competitiveness and enhance the diversity of our workplace, especially in marine life science and affiliated sciences. By creating an inclusive, respectful environment that dispels stereotypes, discrimination, and intolerance, we embrace the differences that inspire intellectual debate and innovation.