Meeting grand challenges requires combining approaches and insight from different disciplines as well as catalyzing new discoveries. To that end, PPRI builds new interdisciplinary connections and projects, cultivates interdisciplinary talent, and connects Purdue research to key communities of interest and policy makers. To find more information on how we do this at PPRI, use the menu at the left to explore our current initiatives, or click on the categories at the top to learn more about who we are and what is going on at PPRI right now.

Grand Challenges Research

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

Faculty Policy Fellows

Enhancing the policy influence of Purdue research, and developing interdisciplinary talent in established and emerging strategic areas of focus related to global grand challenge areas.

Undergraduate Policy Fellows

PPRI hosts several resident fellowship positions to senior undergraduate students with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of public policy and policy-related research.

Develop Global Connections

Through collaboration with international academic partners on joint research, bringing Purdue’s expertise to the table in global affairs...

Building Research Communities

PPRI fosters high-impact, dynamic interdisciplinary research communities bringing viable alternatives to wicked problems. PPRI brings Purdue faculty together in symposia...

Drone Regulatory Research

Drones are growing in popularity and varying in their use – this growth and evolution is progressing at a greater pace than the regulations needed to ensure safety and security.

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