ARISE: Advancing Research In Science and Engineering: Investing in Early-Career Scientists and High-Risk, High-Reward Research
The ARISE project and its resulting report sought to foster a new generation of scientists and stimulate innovation to generate competitive advantage in a global economy.
The ARISE report addressed two issues central to the vitality of America's research enterprise: 1) the support of early-career investigators; and 2) the encouragement of high-risk, high-reward research. Such support and encouragement can foster a new generation of scientists and stimulate the daring investigations that will generate competitive advantage in a global economy.
With valuable input from leaders of the key federal science and technology research agencies, members of Congress and their staffs, academic leaders, and young faculty, the project committee analyzed current science funding policies in order to find ways to strengthen the impact of federal research dollars. The project's report offered fresh policy recommendations for government, university, and foundation leaders.
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.