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Planning Goals

  • Affirm the quality and essential nature of Tufts’ research and scholarship mission
  • Strengthen Tufts’ reputation as a top tier student-centered research university
  • Set research and scholarship priorities based on existing excellence with an eye toward future innovations and global impact
  • Build a culture of innovative, multidisciplinary research and scholarship across schools in priority areas
  • Expand federal, corporate, foundation, and philanthropic funding
  • Determine the best infrastructure needed to support research and scholarship across Tufts


January – February

  • Plan and prepare the research and scholarship strategic planning effort, including best practices from other institutions
  • Inform the Tufts community of the research and scholarship strategic planning effort
  • Incorporate the community's vision into the project plan

May – July

  • Gather information inside and outside of Tufts University

July – August

  • Analyze and categorize information gathered into major takeaways and themes

September – October

  • Establish working groups
  • Develop draft finding and recommendations with key stakeholders


  • Submit the final report to Tufts' Leaders