Research Solutions Institute

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Research Solutions Institute

WPI’s Research Solutions Institute (RSI) provides services focused on increasing resources for research development (RD) activities at WPI.

We strive to become a key collaborative partner by:

  • Communicating with
    • Faculty and staff on their RD needs
    • Leadership on RD initiatives
    • Research administration (RA) Offices of Sponsored Research and Research Integrity and Compliance on federal agency updates and proposal development
  • Facilitating growth by:
    • Building Research Capacity
    • Enhancing Collaboration
  • Providing curated Funding Opportunities from
    • Federal agencies
    • Internal grants
    • Limited Submissions
  • Providing Personalized Services of:
    • Proposal and graphics development
    • Education and Training 

RSI also coordinates sector-specific efforts in manufacturing innovation by helping faculty leverage competitive funding opportunities in advanced manufacturing, including opportunities available through the eleven Manufacturing USA institutes to which WPI belongs.

For more information on our service areas, please visiting our Canvas page or contact We look forward to collaborating with you.

For most up-to-date information, check out our new Canvas site.

We seek to support faculty on important research initiatives. RSI’s key staff members are people who can identify strategic funding sources, put together valuable partnerships, and help faculty with multi-entity proposals.
  • Bogdan Vernescu
  • Vice Provost for Research