Breaking Through Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions to Global Grand Challenges

Click below for videos of our capstone event:

Policies for Progress was a day-long discussion on what it looks like for multidisciplinary research teams and external stakeholders to work together to solve a problem, make new connections, and catalyze new ideas!

2019 Mellon Policies for Progress

Monday, May 20, 2019


Interdisciplinary Approach to Grand Challenges - Innovative Communication Strategy

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports a unique approach to global grand challenges research, scholarly publishing and communication at Purdue.

The approach catalyzes the involvement of humanists and social scientists in grand challenges research, innovation and policy formation, and embeds policy experts, publishing professionals, and libraries faculty in the scholarly communication process from the beginning.

The evolving model expands our capacity for diverse, multidisciplinary discovery and drives beneficial change in scholarly publishing in order to more effectively and swiftly raise public awareness, inform stakeholders, improve the human condition with the latest research.


Purdue University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2019 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by EVPRP

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact EVPRP at