Task Statement: Lehigh will foster interdisciplinary research across teams and colleges with the goal of doubling research activity over the next 10 years. 

LeadAnand Jagota

Project Manager: Ainsley Lamberton

Initiative Team(s) / Advisory Group(s): Three study groups of five members each, including an external expert in each. These study groups will evaluate the white papers and help us to make recommendations.

Important Organizational Infrastructure: Research Advisory Council

Years 1-3 Anticipated Actions:

  • Stand up three university interdisciplinary research centers in the first year. To do so, ideas will be solicited, go through a process to determine which are viable, evaluating all activity and resources needed for success, including input from outside Lehigh, and provide the senior leadership with the most vetted options.

  • Keep the intellectual landscape fertile, simultaneously supporting the work of the centers while using the internal grants program to harvest new, exciting research ideas and teams.

ResourcesStrategic Investments in Research webpage

See Actions Underway related to this initiative.