There are a total of THREE summer research positions available for ARISE teachers this summer.

Through a partnership with the RI Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) we can provide research positions for TWO ARISE teachers. Teachers conduct research in participating labs in Roger Williams, Salve Regina, Providence College, Brown University, URI or Rhode Island College. Participating labs can be found at We prefer to send a team of two teachers to the same lab. Interest has already been expressed in the labs of Dr. Taylor at Roger Williams; Dr. Seeram at
URI and Dr. Mungee at Salve Regina. Please check these labs first. If they don't match your interest - please continue to search through available labs.

Through a partnership with David Rowley, URI and the RI Sea Grant, funding is available for ONE additional ARISE teacher to conduct research with David Rowley and collaborators at URI. Dr. Rowley's work focuses on the role of microbe-microbe interactions in preventing bacterial diseases in commercial marine species. Specifically, he studies the role of marine antibiotics and other non-toxic metabolites in preventing fatal infections in model crustacean, mollusk, and fish systems.

Teachers conduct research for 4 weeks this summer. Research needs to be completed by the beginning of August (exact date TBD). A stipend of $4000 (for four weeks of research) is available for each teacher. Additionally, participating university faculty will receive $1000 to cover costs of research supplies needed during your rotation in the lab. Following rotation in the lab, teachers present their work via a poster presentation at URI and at the Nature of Discovery Symposium that is part of the ARISE program.

To apply: Please identify your first and second choice research labs (any of the INBRE labs or David Rowley's lab). Provide two paragraphs as to why you would like to participate in research this summer, what you hope to gain from the experience and what interests you most about the lab(s) you have identified. Email the file to me at Please also include a brief introduction to yourself - name, where you teach, for how long, what other types of professional development in which you have been involved, and if you have worked in a research lab at any point in the past. This information will be reviewed by me as well as by faculty at URI who coordinate this program.

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