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URI Awarded $20 Million from National Science Foundation to Stimulate Research in Marine Life Science

Published on September 7, 2010

The University of Rhode Island has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation to fund the RI Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), a program that will work to stimulate research in marine life science at nine of the state‚??s institutions of higher education.

RI EPSCoR builds on previous NSF support intended to strengthen the state‚??s research competitiveness and productivity by improving academic research infrastructure, funding outreach and workforce development initiatives, providing fellowships and training to undergraduate and graduate students, and building state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for the state‚??s three centers of excellence ‚?? the Center for Marine Life Sciences, Genomics and Sequencing Center at URI, and the Proteomics Center at Brown University.

Previous awards through NSF EPSCoR have totaled more than $8 million since 2006.  This funding has resulted in helping Rhode Island researchers secure $32 million in grant awards for research in marine life sciences.

Read the University of Rhode Island press release here

Read the Providence Journal article here

Visit the RI NSF EPSCoR website here

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