Over the past six decades, advances in science and technology have boosted the U.S. economy,
improved health care, and strengthened national security. Yet many of the institutional, federal,
and industry policies that supported these important advances need to be re-thought
in light of changes to the research ecosystem and increased pressure on research dollars.
Building on the Academy’s ARISE I study,
which focused on early-career scientists and high-risk, high-reward research,
ARISE II examines the role of three critical players in the U.S. research enterprise:
academia, industry, and government. The project considers new models for interactions
among these players and proposes changes to the research system in order to meet
The ARISE II report includes actionable recommendations to transcend existing
cultural and structural barriers and permit government, industry, and
research universities to build new platforms for collaboration.
The Project Committee
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard University
Keith Yamamoto, University of California, San Francisco
Venkatesh Narayanamurti (Harvard University) presents the ARISE II report at a briefing on Academy research projects and studies, October 2013
In July 2011, ARISE II cochairs Keith Yamamoto and Venkatesh Narayanamurti briefed the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on the project’s preliminary recommendations.
Watch a video of the briefing.