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Internal Funding Opportunities

PIs are also encouraged to consider the following funding opportunities, provided through committees and grants.

Committee on Faculty Scholarship

The College, through its Committee on Faculty Scholarship (CFS), makes grants for research and development projects conducted by full-time faculty. Funding for these awards is provided through generous support of the college and RICF. Please visit the Committee on Faculty Scholarship page more information, application instructions and deadlines.

Committee on Faculty Scholarship

Reassigned-Time for Scholarship, Creative Endeavors, Public Service and/or Applied Research

Through an Agreement between the RIC/AFT and the Rhode Island Board of Governors of Higher Education, the Administration provides at least 48 faculty load hours per semester for the purpose of reassigning faculty from direct teaching responsibilities to specific and approved projects. These projects involve scholarship, creative endeavors, public service, and/or applied research (including, but not limited to, research on student performance). Please visit the Faculty Resources page for more information and application instructions.

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

The RI EPSCoR program, funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) statewide grant award and supported by the RI Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC), provides funding to local colleges and universities to encourage new and innovate science projects and research. Rhode Island College hosts an internal competition for faculty summer fellowships with its share of EPSCoR funds. Information and application instructions for the fellowship program are typically announced in the spring of each year through the College Briefs weekly email bulletin. Interested parties can also contact Dr. Breea Govenar to see if funding is available.

Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

The RI-INBRE program, similar to EPSCoR, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded grant to stimulate innovative biomedical and behavioral scientific research in the state of Rhode Island. While Rhode Island College does not host an internal competition for these external funds, interested science faculty should contact Dr. Eric Hall to see if funding for new investigators is available.​​​​

Page last updated: January 08, 2018