Thematic Working Group Meetings

Thematic Working Group Meetings

For researchers from diverse disciplines considering applying for a grant individually or as part of a team.

These meetings will focus on defining known and unknown aspects of each theme, refining research questions, and building an understanding of the expertise needed to answer complex questions.

Your input will be used to help select funded projects.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Rhode Island Foundation

1 Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

9AM–10:30AM Impact of Federal Spending
11AM–12:30PM Infrastructure & Transportation 
1PM–3:30PM Energy
4PM–5:30PM Demographic Trends in RI:The Impact on Business Investments and the Economy


Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Rhode Island Foundation

1 Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

9AM – 10:30AM Regional Collaboration
11AM–12:30PM Engineering
1PM – 3:30PM Criminal Justice
4PM – 5:30PM Manufacturing/Advanced Manufacturing

Click here to register for a Working Group Meeting


Education Research Working Group Meeting: Personalized Learning

Education Research Working Group Meeting: Personalized Learning

Are you interested in applying for an individual or team research grant to explore personalized learning?

Attend the Education Research Working Group Meeting to share your expertise with other scholars and to learn more about how you can participate.

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 3PM-5PM
RI Office of Innovation

80 Washington St., Suite 450
Providence, RI 02903


The RI Personalized Learning Initiative released a white paper in February of 2017, written by RIDE, the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, Highlander Institute, and co-signed by RISTE, RI-CAN, the School of Education at RIC, and RIASP. The paper was first drafted in September of 2016 and was revised to include contributions and feedback from stakeholders across the state, including educators, administrators, families, and non-profit and industry leaders. Click here to read the Personalized Learning White Paper.

Click here to register for the Personalized Learning Working Group Meeting


2017 Funding Opportunities: Informational Meeting

2017 Funding Opportunities: Informational Meeting

Funding opportunities for individual and interdisciplinary team research projects. Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000.

Each year, The Collaborative funds researchers to address challenges identified by state leaders from the Rhode Island Governor's Office, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. Click here to view previously funded projects.

Join us for an informational meeting to learn more about The Collaborative, how to apply for a grant, and this year's research themes.

This Year's Research Themes

  • Impact of Federal Spending
  • Infrastructure & Transportation
  • Energy
  • Regional Collaboration
  • Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Manufacturing/Advanced Manufacturing
  • Demographic Trends in Rhode Island: The Impact on Business Investments and the Economy

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 4PM-6PM
Rhode Island State House, State Room

82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903

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Education Innovation Catalyst Series: Todd Rose

Education Innovation Catalyst Series: Todd Rose

As part of the Education Innovation Research Network, we are hosting Catalyst Series Events featuring leaders in education innovation who will share their insights with scholars and practitioners in the state. Click here to learn more about our Catalyst Series Events.

Join us for a discussion with Todd Rose on his work and learn more about our personalized learning research project grant opportunity.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 4PM-6PM
RI Office of Innovation
80 Washington St., Suite 450
Providence, RI 02903

Todd Rose is the director of the Mind, Brain, & Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he also leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of the science of individuality and the practice of personalization in education. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of individuality in work, school, and society. Todd is the author of The End of Average.

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Education Innovation Research Network Launch

Education Innovation Research Network Launch

Join us as we launch a statewide collaboration to address key questions related to education innovation and announce a new grant opportunity for Rhode Island scholars.

Education Innovation Research Network Launch
March 23, 2017 | Providence Public Library
150 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903
Registration begins at 2:30PM


Keynote Speaker
Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer
Kaplan Learning and Innovation

Bror Saxberg, PhD, MD, has published extensively on transformative educational leadership, learning science, and the engineering behind learning materials and approaches using learning theory and big data. In his current role, Saxberg is responsible for the research and development of innovative learning strategies, technologies and products across Kaplan's educational services offerings. He also oversees future developments and adoptions of innovative learning technologies. His latest book is titled Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age.


The Education Innovation Research Network will:

  • Connect scholars from across disciplines and campuses
  • Provide opportunities to learn about and explore grant funding
  • Engage in action research with practitioners and policymakers at the local, regional and national level
  • Explore education challenges with local and national experts and stakeholders  

If you have any questions, please contact Panhia Lee at panhia@collaborativeri.org.

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Public Policy Speakers Series: Casino Gambling, Transportation Options and How to Save Money in Cities

Public Policy Speakers Series: Casino Gambling, Transportation Options and How to Save Money in Cities

Over the last several months, scholars from Roger Williams University, Johnson & Wales and Providence College have been examining important public policy issues in Rhode Island. We hope that you can join us as these scholars share the results of their research projects.

The following topics will be rapid-fire presentations with time for questions from the audience. 

Topic Areas to Be Discussed:

Inclusive Infrastructure: Creating Space for Buses & Bicycles By Jonathan Harris, MID Johnson & Wales

The Future of Casino Gambling in Rhode Island By Julia Camp, Ph.D., Carol Hartley,CPA, and Patrick Kelly, Ph.D. Providence College

Using Game Theory To Help Cities Cooperate and Save Money By Rupayan Gupta, Ph.D. Roger Williams University

Click here to register or learn more



Research Funding Info Meetings

Research Funding Info Meetings

Have questions?  Attend an info meeting to find out more!

Join us during any of the following meetings to learn more about this year's round of funding, our research, and ways that you can become more involved with The Collaborative.  

Click here to register: Healthcare Info Meeting - Monday, June 27, 10:00 AM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Education Info Meeting - Monday, June 27, 1:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Criminal Justice Info Meeting - Monday, June 27, 3:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Workforce Development Info Meeting - Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 AM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Regional Competitiveness Info Meeting - Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Engineering Info Meeting - Wednesday, June 29, 3:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions


2016 Research Funding Opportunities

2016 Research Funding Opportunities

Want your research to have an impact on RI? Attend the kick-off event for this year's funding opportunities for Rhode Island researchers.

Each year, The Collaborative funds researchers to address challenges identified by state leaders from the Rhode Island Governor's Office, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. Click here to view previously funded projects.

Join scholars from Rhode Island's 11 colleges and universities to discuss how your expertise could impact public policy.  Grant proposals funded by The Collaborative address the questions posed by policy leaders through creative research projects based on the expertise and interests of scholars. Click here to learn more about our process.  

Attend our meeting on to find out more about our current research areas and questions, and ways that you can participate with The Collaborative.  Award amounts range from $2,000-$25,000. 

This meeting will discuss the following Topic Areas and Research Questions:

All proposals are due via electronic submission no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, July 15, 2016. Researchers will be notified by August 1, 2016.  Full Proposals are due August 22, 2016.  

To view the Request for Proposals, click here.  


Public Policy Speaker Series: Student Research Presentations

Public Policy Speaker Series: Student Research Presentations

Over the last several months, students from the University of Rhode Island have been examining important public policy issues in Rhode Island. We hope that you can join us as these students share the results of their research projects.

Topic Areas to Be Discussed: 

The Economic, Social, and Health Consequences of Legalizing Marijuana
Mark Bocchini, Catherine Garcia, Dakota Porto, and Sarah Sangeado

The Future of Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium 
Bridget Hall and Michael Steiner 

Increasing the Educational and Economic Success of Foster Youth
Savanna Bebe, Brittany Kraft, Vanessa Kolb, and Robert Krulee

These students were part of an honors course taught by Dr. Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.


Working Group: Arts + Culture Research Network

Working Group: Arts + Culture Research Network

Join us at this meeting to participate in the Arts + Culture Research Network. This meeting is for scholars who are interested in discussing how their research intersects with the role of arts and culture in Rhode Island’s:

Economy

Education

Healthcare

Community Development

Environment

We will also provide details about the first grant opportunity through this initiative for Rhode Island scholars who are interested in examining the impact of the State's investment in cultural facilities, part of the $35 million bond initiative approved by the voters in November 2014. 

If you have any questions, please contact amber@collaborativeri.org

For more information on the Rhode Island State Council On The Arts, please click here

For more information on The College & University Research Collaborative, please click here


Arts + Culture Research Network - Kickoff Event!

Arts + Culture Research Network - Kickoff Event!

The Arts + Culture sector is a vital contributor to the Rhode Island economy. The Rhode Island State Council On The Arts (RISCA) and The College & University Research Collaborative (The Collaborative) are partnering to develop a Research Network that will discover new knowledge to inform statewide decisions as well as promote cross-sector collaborations.

This initiative is part of a long-term vision for creating research partnerships to leverage the collective knowledge in Rhode Island.


RISCA and The Collaborative will be hosting a launch event for the network at 4:00 PM on March 28, 2016 at the Providence Biltmore.


Public Policy Speaker Series (No. 1)

Public Policy Speaker Series (No. 1)

We are pleased to invite you to the first event in this year's Public Policy Speaker Series: Research Into Action hosted by the College & University Research Collaborative (The Collaborative). Over the last several months, scholars from across the state have been examining important public policy issues in Rhode Island. We hope that you can join us as three of these scholars share the results of their research projects.

Research Projects to Be Discussed: 

  • The Economic Benefits of a Flexible Workplace
    Barbara Silver, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
  • Reforming Higher Education Funding in Rhode Island: Lessons from Other States
    Thomas Schmeling, Ph.D. and Erik Christiansen, Ph.D., Rhode Island College
  • Making the Grade: Evaluating the Performance of State Health Insurance Marketplaces
    Robert Hackey, Ph.D., Providence College

This is the first event in a three-part Public Policy Speaker Series. The events in this series feature scholars discussing a variety of policy topics.

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Lunch will be served.)
Location: The Rhode Island Foundation
1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903