STAC Collaborative Research Grant call for proposal

Through the Collaborative Research Grant program, funding is made available to support multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary projects that focus on building research capacity and infrastructure across institutions to advance the competitiveness of RI researchers.

The 2015 Collaborative Research Grant Call for Proposals is now posted on the STAC website with the following important dates:

Pre-proposals are due September 26, 2014
Invited Full proposals due October 20, 2014
The Collaborative Research Grant program is in support of STAC’s partnership with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and seeks projects that align with RI NSF EPSCoR’s thematic research areas of marine life response and adaptation to climate change.

Approximately $800,000 in competitive funding is offered to support proposals that address any of the three EPSCoR research questions related to the overarching question of this agreement:
What are the impacts of climate change on marine life?
What are the stress responses and evolutionary potentials of marine organisms in response to climate change?,
How are the structure and function of coastal marine food-webs and biogeochemical cycling being redirected in response to climate change?, and
How will global climate change affect the ecology of marine pathogens and parasites?

Proposals are sought than can
1) lead to major new research opportunities that can be supported by federal agencies, corporations and/or foundations;
2) contribute towards current or future economic development of the state through technology development and commercialization and/or
3) contribute to infrastructure development that significantly advances the competitiveness of scientists in Rhode Island to secure additional funding.

STAC is a program initiated within Commerce RI and supports Commerce RI’s mission to work with public, private and non-profit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the State’s long-term economic health and prosperity.

Proposal Guidelines

Previous Awardees


EPSCoR, Grant, marine sciences, NSF, Research, RI STAC

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