PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation has launched the second Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, which will award up to $300,000 each to two individuals who have "outside the box" ideas for bettering the state.
Foundation CEO Neil Steinberg says he hopes applicants will use their enthusiasm, creativity and spirit to come up with innovative ideas for improving Rhode Island. The funding, over a three-year period, comes with virtually no strings attached.
A seven-member panel will choose the winners. Members include Steinberg, University of Rhode Island President David Dooley and the heads of several local start-ups.
The deadline for submitting an initial online application is Dec. 14. The fellows will be announced in April.
The fellowship is funded by John and Letitia Carter. Last year, 438 people applied.