Community Engagement & Outreach

As the land grant University of Rhode Island, URI has a long history of community engagement and outreach. Since 1914, URI Cooperative Extension has been providing research-based knowledge to help Rhode Island communities protect water resources, improve land stewardship, foster energy literacy, promote healthy lifestyles, and strengthen food and agricultural systems. The RI-INBRE program is committed to contributing to this critical mission by supporting pilot projects focused on community engagement and outreach in environmental health sciences.

Specifically, the RI-INBRE program will support pilot project mechanisms focused on community engagement and outreach (CEO) activities. For example, projects that propose citizen participation in environmental monitoring or the development of public education activities focused on environmental health sciences will be considered. PP-CEO awards are for a one-year period, and tenure-track faculty at any rank are eligible to apply. Calls for proposals will be announced in the fall semester.

CEO Awards

Stay tuned for new awards.