At some point in life, I would venture that everyone has been obsessed with making something great. Something great in your job, in your family, in your community. I have been at W&M now for over 20 years, and I constantly think about what it means for W&M to be great. And, I think ultimately, for the best universities in the world it comes down to 3 things.Excelling in teaching, learning, and research. Or, in other words, create new knowledge, share new knowledge, and use that knowledge to make a difference. If we get those three things right, everything else falls into place. It’s that quest for greatness that drives myself and my fellow co-director at W&M’s Global Research Institute.
Over the last 10 years I think we’ve stumbled into something pretty great. We’ve gotten really good at working with students and faculty, providing seed funding to scale good ideas into amazing external partnerships, and having an impact in the world. We’re among the best in the nation at what we do, and we are constantly exploring how we might make the next leap forward.
Institute researchers have a track record of producing knowledge that shapes academic debates and informs the decisions of policymakers and practitioners. We have a history of taking seed funding from generous donors like you and turning it into landmark results that demand the attention of our generous partners. This method takes that seed funding and grows it more than 10 fold over the life span of a project. You can help plant that seed today. If you're interested in investing in a project's research, connecting us to potential partners, or donating to a life-changing student experience, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (Sue Peterson). Or, click on the "Give" link under Global Research Institute above.