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Dec. 16 is deadline to apply for $300,000 Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / October 24, 2016
Rhode Islanders have until Dec. 16 to apply for $300,000 grants to develop, test and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically move Rhode Island forward. This year, our Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship program focuses on proposals that increase or improve civic engagement.

Seeding innovation in Rhode Island's schools
By Toby Shepherd / July 11, 2016
What do we mean when we say “innovation” in the education context? To us, innovative approaches in education are those new ideas that hold transformative promise to produce measurable results for a specific need in a sustainable and replicable way.

Ray Two Hawks Watson receives 2016 Innovation Fellowship
By Chris Barnett / April 13, 2016
The Providence resident will receive $300,000 over three years to launch an initiative designed to expand multi-cultural tourism and improve cultural cohesion. The Fellowship is made possible through the vision and generosity of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter.

$2.7 million in grants awarded for health care
By Chris Barnett / December 1, 2015
By encouraging imaginative thinking around delivery and administration, we can ensure Rhode Islanders will continue to have access to the health care they need.

Tell us your bold idea for Rhode Island
By Jessica David / December 5, 2014
Submit your application by December 12 to receive $300,000 over three years.

$300,000 Fellowships available to spark innovation in RI
By Chris Barnett / October 22, 2014
Philanthropists Letitia and John Carter support initiative to stimulate big ideas for improving life in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Foundation Announces Recipients of 2014 Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / April 16, 2014
Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will each receive $300,000 to develop, test, and implement ideas to improve life in Rhode Island.

2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellows to focus on ‘design thinking’ and Hepatitis C eradication to improve state
By Lauren Paola / April 16, 2013
Two original ideas focusing on eradicating Hepatitis C and expanding “design thinking” have been selected as winners of the 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, an annual program in its second year designed to stimulate solutions by Rhode Islanders to Rhode Island challenges.

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