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Federal research investment critical to WSU competitiveness

Perspectives-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Over the last couple of years, Washington State University has ramped up its engagement with both legislative staffs and federal agencies to increase its voice in Washington, D.C.

We need to make sure that our faculty are in front of agency directors and that grant programs are being crafted that match the comparative advantage of our institution.

Our newest research agenda is aimed at creating tangible solutions to complex societal problems with direct local impact, and our research will need the support of partners and collaborators at the federal level.

Read all of WSU Interim President Dan Bernardo’s Perspectives column at



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