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ARISE II—Advancing Research In Science and Engineering: The Role of Academia, Industry, and Government in the 21st Century


Making a Difference
The recommendations from the Academy’s 2008 report ARISE—Advancing Research In Science and Engineering were incorporated into the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as well as the federal budgets for FY2010 and FY2011. The Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health have all increased support for early-career researchers and potentially transformative research, as recommended by ARISE.

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 twenty-first-century challenges.

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.

Project Work

The Project Committee


Related Publications

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ARISE II: Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013
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ARISE: Advancing Research In Science and Engineering: Investing in Early-Career Scientists and High-Risk, High-Reward Research
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008
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The United States has a history of innovation in the sciences. However, as the research ecosystem and the economic climate begin to shift, government, industry, and universities must adapt by reexamining their funding practices and institutional structures. The ARISE II project is developing actionable recommendations to sustain a competitive U.S. research enterprise. This work will foster new relationships across the disciplines and between the private and public sectors.

Project Chairs

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard University

Keith Yamamoto, University of California, San Francisco

In the News

Issues in Science and Technology
Inside Higher Ed
Computing Community Consortium
American Institute of Physics

Highlighted Activities

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.

Funding Information

The ARISE II project has been supported by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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