CI Senior Fellows & Emerging Leaders

The CI encompasses more than 200 Senior Fellows, who are scholars and practitioners of significant stature in Rhode Island and beyond. The Senior Fellows form a community that have access to the CI Core Team’s expertise, networking and collaboration, communications and engagement opportunities, and funding via RAF, leverage, and catalyst grants. New Senior Fellows are nominated by the existing network of fellows, including Associate Directors and the CI Core Team. In 2023, the CI launched an Emerging Coastal Leaders program, which is open to URI graduate students who have an integrated coastal and marine research focus.