Sponsored Research

Through grants and other funding, URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media supports a growing research ecosystem that forges collaborative partnerships and fuels the discovery of new capabilities in a rapidly evolving communications field.

Professor Kendall Moore at panel lecture

Decolonizing Science

With a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Kendall Moore, a professor of journalism, is making a documentary film entitled, “Decolonizing Science and Ethics in Informal STEM Contexts”. The film will explore the origins, creation, and evolution of western science as an enterprise that can sublimate, marginalize and re-narrativize the practices, procedures, ethics, and contributions of the racially marginalized, underrepresented people of color in science.          

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Helping R.I. communities depolarize and resist divisive rhetoric

With a four-year, $700,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Communication Studies Professor Renee Hobbs has launched a project aimed at engaging faith leaders, K-12 teachers, law enforcement officials, public health workers, military veterans, high school students, and others in constructive dialogue, active listening, and creative media production.     

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Madison Jones

Agriculture and Food Systems Fellows Program

Harrington School faculty member Madison Jones was part of a team of researchers at URI, led by Tolani Olagundoye, Kate Hardesty, and Sejal Lanterman, that were awarded $749,950 by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop the Rhode Island Agriculture and Food Systems Fellowship Program (AFSFP). The goal of this program is to train students passionate about careers centered on food – as producers, processors, policymakers, educators, advocates or communicators.      

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