Transformative Faculty Leadership

Scholarship and research to change the world

Initiatives in this Pillar

Attract and retain top scholars
Promote interdisciplinary teaching and research
Provide materials and resources for advanced research
Create graduate fellowships for emerging scholars

Great universities are defined by scholars who bring new energy, ideas, and perspectives

The exceptional quality of a URI education depends on those who deliver it. URI faculty are leading and collaborating on innovative scholarship and research, and taking that experience into the classroom.

Endowed professorships, chairs, and research funds will inspire our current faculty and make URI a destination for other thought leaders. We are committed to ensuring that our professors remain at the forefront of their fields, with new investments in big ideas through state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

  • Endowed Chair – $3-5 million
  • Endowed Professorship – $1 million
  • Endowed Fellowship – $500,000

Funding faculty positions has the added benefit of improving the educational experience for generations of URI students.

“Universities are defined by their faculty… and great universities are defined by teachers and scholars who bring new energy, ideas, perspectives, and partnerships to our students, to each other, and to the University.” –Provost Donald H. DeHayes

16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
$98.2M
Earned External Research Funding
85%
Full-Time Faculty with Terminal Degree

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