RI Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) grants

Through a competitive grant program, the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) will award funding of up to $200,000 per project to collaborative, multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary catalytic research and development activities across the state’s academic and commercial research institutions.  These awards are a direct investment of state funds to teams that are pioneering Rhode Island’s future through new ideas, technologies and innovations that are well positioned to attract follow-on investment.

Pre-proposals are due November 21, 2011 with full proposals due January 26, 2012

Collaborative grants are awarded to support a catalytic stage of inter-organizational, inter-disciplinary, collaborative research projects that are well positioned to attract substantial follow-on investment, have significant potential for technology development/commercialization, and/or advance bench-to-bedside and bedside-to community translational efforts or advance or leverage Rhode Island’s core capacity for systems and design thinking.  Approximately $1,500,000 is available to support collaborative projects that propose work in the three core sectors identified by the Rhode Island Science and Technology Strategic Plan as areas of core strength for the State:  marine sciences, life sciences and energy and the environment.  Approximately $800,000 of these funds are in collaboration with the RI NSF EPSCoR grant and will be dedicated to projects that focus on the research themes of RI NSF EPSCoR and/or utilize the existing three RI NSF EPSCoR Centers.  Those themes are: marine life sciences, climate change effects on marine life especially in Narragansett Bay, and the use of technologies and approaches such as genomics, proteomics, cyber-infrastructure, bioinformatics, scientific visualization and computational biology to address the scientific questions at the heart of the RI NSF EPSCoR grant.  More information on the RI NSF EPSCoR award can be found at be found at www.riepscor.org

Click here for the guidelines.

These grants are meant to fund seed projects that leverage RI’s core research capacities, including systems and design thinking. Contact Stacy Riseman, RISD’s Director of Grants and Contracts as soon as possible regarding your intent to submit a proposal.  The pre-proposal deadline date is coming up soon!

Division of Architecture + Design, Division of Fine Arts, Division of Graduate Studies, Division of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Foundation Studies, Grants and fellowships, Research, Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council, Stacy Riseman

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