Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Strategic Initiatives was created to guide the execution of the Texas A&M University Research Enterprise Strategic Plan for 2023-2030, and to coordinate cross-cutting strategic initiatives to advance the university’s research enterprise and deliver significant societal impact.

The plan identifies six strategic research themes and 21 sub-themes that leverage Texas A&M’s strengths, capacity, and capabilities across multiple disciplines; address state, national and global challenges; and provide opportunities to deliver significant societal Impact. The Division of Research is collaborating with various stakeholder groups to advance high or immediate priority sub-themes as strategic initiatives.

The six strategic research themes and sub-themes are:

Community, Culture, and Economic Resilience

  • Arts Ecosystem and Culture
  • Human Development and Social Dynamics
  • Workforce and Future of Work

Emerging Technologies and Innovations

  • Artificial Intelligence, Learning and Autonomy
  • Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing
  • Data, Visualization, and Information Technologies
  • Microelectronics and Semiconductors
  • Quantum Science and Technology

Health and Quality of Life

  • Diagnostics, Treatments, Intervention and Cures
  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Health Disparities and Community Health

National Security

  • Biodefense and Biosecurity
  • Cybersecurity
  • Nuclear Security
  • Advanced National Security Technologies

Space Exploration

  • Human Space Flight
  • Space Engineering and Construction
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

Sustainability and Environment

  • Climate Resilience and Mitigation
  • Energy Transition/Clean Energy
  • Food-Energy-Water-Health (FEWH) Nexus

Major Initiatives

Advancing Discoveries to Market

ADM provides resources to support the development or demonstrate the commercial potential of recent discoveries within the Texas A&M research enterprise. This $5 million program is open to researchers, faculty, staff, and students of Texas A&M University and three state agencies.

Artificial Intelligence in Research

Generative AI has the potential to impact various components of our university mission including research. Many federal agencies have developed guidelines and best practices on the use of Generative AI in research. 

Panther RISE Grant Program (PRISE)

The Panther RISE Grant Program (PRISE) is an agreement between Texas A&M Prairie View University and Texas A&M University to establish productive research and scholarly collaborations to better position themselves to pursue multidisciplinary research and innovation projects. The PRISE program is open to tenured/tenure-track faculty members from all disciplines.

Space Exploration

Texas A&M is a space-grant university with a long history of conducting basic and applied research and workforce development in space exploration. Our faculty are at the forefront of earth and planetary sciences, human space-flight research and planetary surface engineering and construction.

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Henry Fadamiro, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Vice President for Research, Strategic Initiatives

Xinyue Ye, Ph.D
Professor & Faculty Fellow

Kristin de Ruiter
Executive Assistant II