The Value of Building an Interdisciplinary Scientific Workforce — A Call to Philanthropy

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The challenges that science strives to solve are increasingly complex, and making progress toward them requires constant innovation and the expertise of multiple fields of study.  

Interdisciplinary research drives this innovation by bringing together the perspectives, expertise, data, and tools of multiple scientific fields, uniting them toward a common outcome. Interdisciplinary science can have its own challenges, however, and therefore requires intentional support. This guide by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy explores how philanthropy can promote interdisciplinary science and foster innovation and collaboration, specifically via scientific fellowships, and lead the way to a better world. 

Updated/Published January 14, 2021