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The Institute for a Sustainable Future supports several areas of interdisciplinary research that reflect research strengths of Purdue.

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Research Areas

Research Communities

Research communities bring together groups of faculty from several colleges and departments. Typically led by two faculty from different colleges or departments to give faculty the opportunity to build relationships, share current work, plan activities and events, and spin up research teams.

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Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives provide faculty with resources and staff support to explore developing areas of interest or support short-term initiatives.

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Strategic Research Teams

Strategic Research Teams bring together researchers whose research agendas overlap and who have a long-term strategy to develop excellence in a particular research area.

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