Northeastern has a distinguished history of focusing on applied research, translational research, and the intersection of the two. Our faculty work collaboratively to address critical economic, social, health, governmental and cultural needs. The university now aims to further develop its interdisciplinary research programs and increase the benefit to society.
Building on existing areas of faculty strength, Northeastern seeks gifts to foster scholarly excellence in four interdisciplinary fields of technological, economic and social significance:
- Sensing and imaging
- Urban affairs and public policy
Gifts to support research and discovery allow faculty to explore new ideas and unique opportunities rapidly, in areas that are personally meaningful to the donor. Investing in research early on yields many rewards, including greater funding from outside sources down the road. For these reasons, giving to research is one of the most meaningful ways a donor can invest in the advancement of knowledge and scientific discovery at Northeastern.