Strategic Investments in Research

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In fall 2022, we embarked on a strategic planning exercise, part of which was to gather ideas for Research for Impact.  In particular, we invited expansive ideas to inform future options and decisions for investing in a few.  

Summer 2023’s unveiling of Inspiring the Future Makers identified a key initiative centered around three broad interdisciplinary research themes in which Lehigh will look to invest over the course of the next several years.

As part of the university’s focus in research growth, we invited statements of interest to prepare proposals for new research centers around these three main themes:

In fall of 2023, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research managed the submission of letters of intent and proposals for selection in the three areas. The OVPR followed the process outlined below: