RI Research Alliance
STAC created the RI Research Alliance in 2007 to create a statewide platform to promote collaboration across the state’s research organizations, increase our competitiveness for federal funding and support efforts such as the EPSCoR, COBRE and INBRE networks.
The Alliance oversees the following activities:
Collaborative Research Grant Awards
These grants advance projects that are collaborative across institutions, are well-positioned to receive follow-on federal or private venture funding, and that have significant commercialization potential. more...
Statewide Research Symposium
The conference encourages researchers from the COBRE, INBRE and EPSCoR facilities to hear from nationally recognized speakers on cutting edge research trends while sharing local success stories and emerging opportunities. more...
Statewide Assessment of Collaborative Research Opportunities
In 2008, the Alliance embarked on an effort to conduct a statewide assessment of collaborative research opportunities to assist in building a common vision among Alliance members.
"The Research Alliance strengthens connections across the state's research institutions and increases Rhode Island's competitiveness as it seeks additional federal funding. The Alliance will play an important role in building collaborative programs and assisting in preparation of grant applications that combine activities at different institutions," says STAC co-chair Clyde Briant.
"The Research Alliance can work with Rhode Island's research and development organizations to monitor emerging opportunities, serve as an information clearing house, make recommendations to state leadership on policies and programs that support research and promote collaboration and produce events and programs that bring Rhode Island researchers together."