Research Investment Council
& Strategic Initiative Grant Program

At each of our four strategic initiative summits in 2011-2012, we explored the great things KU is doing today and the even more fascinating possibilities for the future. The Research Investment Council is one immediate method in which we will invest in faculty-driven initiatives in order to move great multidisciplinary ideas forward.

The SIT Grant Program provides funding at various levels to advance our four strategic initiative themes — ranging from seeding initial efforts to seek external support on the one hand to funding established activities to realize a major increase in sustained external funding on the other hand.


Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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Throwback Thursday at KU: 1970 was just one of the five years KU's debate team won the National Debate Tournament. They've also been in the final four 14 times, and qualified for the tournament for 48 consecutive years. From left to right: David Jeans, Robert McCulloh, Dr. Donn Parson (the Head Jayhawk), Jackson Harrell (assistant coach) Jeans and McCulloh won the National Debate Tournament in 1970. Kansas Debate KU History



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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times