State funds collaborative research projects

RynearsonGrear Through the annual Collaborative Research Grant program, the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council awards funding to support multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary projects that focus on building research capacity and infrastructure across institutions to advance the competitiveness of RI researchers.

The awards aim to facilitate collaborative research in Rhode Island and support STAC’s partnership with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Since 2006, STAC has invested $10.6 million in collaborative research projects that have yielded a return of $43 million back to the state in the form of grants for continued research, new federal programs, infrastructure improvements, commercialization of new products and funding for new companies.


Nine interdisciplinary research teams were selected to receive 2016 STAC funding, totaling $797,772.


Six projects, 18 scientists, five research institutions throughout the Ocean State.


Six teams share $814,00 for climate change research and economic development in Rhode Island.


Sixth round of awards aimed at facilitating collaborative research in Rhode Island total $1,419,271.


Seven teams bring together deep expertise in the natural and social sciences, the arts and environmental conservation.
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