Timely research and publications are central to the Academy’s mission to promote
useful knowledge and advance the public good. As an independent research center,
the Academy is known for multidisciplinary, nonpartisan research that provides pragmatic
solutions for complex challenges.
Drawing from every field of research and professional practice, the Academy brings
together scholars, artists, policy-makers, business leaders, and other experts to
examine the most pressing problems facing our world. Often, the Academy’s influential
studies help pioneer new fields that transcend disciplinary boundaries.
Active outreach efforts ensure that Academy findings and proposals reach policy-makers
and leaders in government, higher education, business, and philanthropy. The Academy
shares its research and recommendations through publications, meetings and events, and domestic
and international policy forums.
The Academy conducts projects in four areas:
Advocating for the humanities and arts in America and strengthening our education
Examining how new scientific knowledge and technological change can enhance U.S.
productivity and public well-being.
Advancing multilateral measures to promote a safer, more secure world and to ensure
a sustainable energy future.
Fostering good citizenship and a civil society, and proposing innovative solutions
for critical social problems.
Academy projects often generate publications – from research papers and monographs to full issues of Daedalus – many of which are available to the public in full format and at no cost. Look for publications listed with each project or go to our publications page to view the range of available material.
The Academy supports the next generation of scholars and policy-makers through two
fellowship programs: the Visiting Scholars Program and the Hellman Fellowship in
Science and Technology Policy.
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