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Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives

The University of Rhode Island is dedicated to building a rich learning community in which diversity and multiculturalism are deeply valued. We work towards this goal by providing the following services:

  • Recruitment and retention initiatives that will attract and provide support for a diverse population of graduate students
  • Programs to ensure that our undergraduate population will be prepared to succeed in graduate school
  • Collaborative relationships with departments and colleges to facilitate graduate student success
Dr. Alycia Mosley Austin
Director, Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives
(401) 874-4322
Dr. Alycia Mosley Austin

Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Resources for Students

At URI, we are firmly committed to assisting prospective and current students with all facets of the graduate school process. Please contact us with any questions regarding:

  • Advising for prospective students on navigating the admissions process
  • Information on summer undergraduate research opportunities
  • On-campus networking opportunities
  • Assistance in identifying sources of funding
  • Advising for current students on succeeding in graduate school

Resources for Faculty and Staff

There are services available through the Graduate School for faculty and staff regarding recruitment and retention activities. We can provide assistance with:

  • Graduate School Recruitment Fairs and Campus Visits
  • Promotional Materials for Recruitment
  • Travel Grants for Recruitment
  • Demographic data on graduate student admission and enrollment trends for
    grant proposals and applications









Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award


Dr. Amir Nasrolahi Shirazi
Department - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dissertation Title - "Cyclic Peptides: Design, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Applications as Nano Drug Delivery Systems"
Major Professor - Dr. Keykavous Parang


Dr. Adam Moore
Department - URI/RIC Education Program
Dissertation Title - "The Development and Validation of the Family Experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorders (FEASD) Scale"
Major Professor - Dr. Joanne Eichinger

  • Big Data and High Performance Computing Class