Carnegie Mellon University

Shaping the Research Agenda


Shape the regional, national and international research agenda and priorities.

CMU will take a more proactive role in shaping the national agenda and federal research priorities by developing new ways to discover and define the issues that deserve investigation and debate - by better communicating the excellence of our research. We will create opportunities for the entire campus to engage in dialogue on emerging big ideas that have the potential to lead to center-scale activities. We will proactively incite discussion on emerging issues of societal importance by developing and convening symposia and forums that bring together leading minds representing a broad range of perspectives, experience and expertise.

The university will commit institutional support for encouraging and engaging faculty to serve in national and international roles, for example, appointments to federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or roles in national and international advisory groups such as the National Council on the Arts. We will recognize and promote the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and alumni by increasing the number nominated for prestigious awards and recognitions, both internally and externally.