PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With the goal of strengthening the positive impact it makes by advancing solutions to pressing challenges facing the world, Brown University has finalized a plan to propel research across all fields of study to new levels of excellence over the next five to seven years.
The bold Operational Plan for Investing in Research aligns with Brown’s strategic plan, Building on Distinction. It builds on substantial growth in research activity at Brown in recent years and provides a comprehensive strategy for targeted investments and increased support structures for faculty, staff and students, as well as investments in facilities that support research.
After a months-long engagement process on campus, University President Christina H. Paxson and Provost Richard M. Locke shared the plan in a Monday, Oct. 24, letter to the campus community.
“The research Brown produces plays a critical role in benefiting communities locally, nationally and around the world,” Paxson and Locke wrote. “With increased investment in research across all disciplines — in areas ranging from treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and unraveling the mysteries of RNA, to confronting social and economic inequality, addressing climate challenges, and deepening understanding of the historical and cultural legacies that shape current issues — Brown stands ready to make a transformative impact on the lives of individuals, families and society.”