FIU is breaking new ground, with promising developments to tackle society’s grand challenges. We have the expertise, but we need partners to help FIU researchers turn these big ideas into solutions. This campaign objective will attract funding for research priorities at FIU. These include the FIU-designated Preeminent and Emerging Preeminent programs and research priorities identified by our colleges and units. Research investment can secure advanced equipment, fund faculty cluster hires that bolster FIU’s expertise, build facilities and laboratories, and establish research institutes. It can raise seed funding for emerging research too new to secure grants, fuel global research initiatives beyond the scope of any one government’s coffers, and support critical fieldwork here and around the world.
To accelerate research and discovery, FIU needs the resources to attract and retain the best faculty in targeted areas, now and for years to come. Creating new knowledge, finding cures, and inventing novel devices are long-term enterprises, and endowed professorships, chairs, and research funds provide the means to support years of experimentation and creativity. Finding solutions also requires interdisciplinary teams, and this campaign objective will make investment in the new faculty and postdoctoral fellows that these teams need a priority.