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URI Scientists Awarded $1.25 Million Grant to Provide Research Opportunities to Minority Students

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by Todd McLeish

KINGSTON, R.I. – January 15, 2020 – Two scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to encourage historically under-represented students to gain research experience in the biomedical sciences.

The grant to Assistant Professor Bryan Dewsbury and Associate Professor Niall Howlett will provide four students each year with a $10,000 scholarship and a $13,000 stipend, plus additional funds for research materials and travel to conferences.

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