Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Gina M. Raimondo, Governor


The Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (RI EPSCoR) builds partnerships between state government, institutions of higher education and industry to effect lasting improvements in Rhode Island’s research infrastructure and national R&D competitiveness. To attain these goals, RI EPSCoR:

  • Advances statewide innovation by strengthening Rhode Island's basic science and engineering research capacity
  • Increases efforts to convert ideas into jobs through technology commercialization
  • Addresses Rhode Island’s workforce needs by enhancing science and engineering training and education for students

Current RI EPSCoR Initiatives

RI EPSCoR is developing a comprehensive research infrastructure development strategy for the state. This process includes:

  • Implementing the Life Sciences programs initiated with the award of the state's first Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant
  • Securing private and government funds for targeted research areas
  • Identifying non-Life Science disciplines that are critical in developing the state's research infrastructure
  • Advancing Rhode Island's cyberinfrastructure as part of the North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium, enabling cutting-edge research over a new high-speed fiber optic network
  • Developing a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) through mentorships between Rhode Island undergraduates and researchers
Grant and Funding Opportunities
Contact STAC

RI Science & Technology Council
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 278-9100
Fax: (401) 273-8270

RI Innovation Initiatives