RIF ‘blown away’ by innovation applications

THE Rhode Island Foundation is “blown away” by the response to its recently launched Innovation Fellowship.
Posted 1/6/12

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is “blown away” by the response to its recently launched Innovation Fellowship.

The philanthropic organization said it had received more than 430 letters of intent for the fellowship by the Dec. 23 deadline.

There was a range of interest topics, including: energy, food, economic development, technology, teaching, government and others.

“And it wasn’t just the number of applications that amazed us; it also was the generous and can-do spirit with which people responded to this opportunity. We are grateful to Letitia and John Carter for making this program possible, to members of our selection panel, and to those who helped spread the word. We have never been more optimistic for Rhode Island’s future,” the foundation said in a news release Thursday.

The selection panel will pick two fellows to receive up to $300,000 over three years in April. The fellowship focuses on “the greatest good for the greatest number,” and expects risk-taking – “We expect failures, or at least non-conclusive results after three years for some fellows,” it added.

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment
PBN Hosted

Only a few seats remain for PBN's Manufacturing Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Thursday, April 24th, at the Bryant University Bello Center. Don't hesitate. Register today!
  • Business Women
    Accomplished. Confident. Wicked Smart. Nominate women you know who deserve speci ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    It's the 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planning a special event ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Enrollment now open for the 2014 Healthiest Employers Program. Please take a mom ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News