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Connecting Public Policy & Academic Research for Rhode Island
Newsletter | January 2014

Welcome to the Collaborative Newsletter!

Welcome to the first edition of the College & University Research Collaborative (the Collaborative) newsletter. The Collaborative is a statewide public/private partnership of Rhode Island’s 11 colleges and universities that connects public policy and academic research. 

Each month, we will publish this newsletter to keep our network up to date on our activities and to share events and information related to our current research areas.
We've Launched Our Website
Please visit us to learn more about the Collaborative, our research process, 
and our Resource Network members.

$46,000 in Research Grants Awarded

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded our very first grant awards to 13 scholars from seven Rhode Island colleges and universities. Learn more about these scholars and their research projects here.

Our Resource Network

Our Resource Network is made up of scholars from Rhode Island's 11 academic institutions of higher education who have expertise in our selected research areas. Click here to learn more about our resource network members and the ways in which scholars can participate in the Collaborative.
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About the Collaborative

Our mission is to increase the use of non-partisan academic research in policymaking and to provide an evidence-based foundation for government decision making in Rhode Island. 

Consensus | The Collaborative works with a Panel of Policy Leaders appointed by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed to determine research areas and related research questions. 

The Leadership Team is comprised of the Presidents of Rhode Island's 11 colleges and universities, along with the President of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island (AICU Rhode Island). The team oversees the development of the Collaborative and establishes appointment qualifications and guidelines for Fellows.

Connections | Fellows serve as on-campus liaisons from each of the 11 colleges and universities in the state and work with the Collaborative to identify and engage faculty from each of their institutions who will participate in the Resource Network. Fellows work to form cross-institutional partnerships and to build support and participation on their campuses.

2013 Research Areas

This year, our research initiative focuses on economic development in the state in the areas of: 
  • Arts & Culture 
  • Regional Competitiveness
  • Advanced Manufacturing
Read more about these research areas here.
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