The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) Council on Research (COR) led an initiative to define, identify, and develop a recommended path forward for public impact research (PIR). A survey was conducted of APLU institution in order to:

  1. To characterize the extent of public impact research (PIR) occurring at APLU institutions.
  2. To understand how institutions (or leaders within institutions) think about, define, and communicate about this type of work.
  3. To provide perspectives about the challenges, opportunities, and rewards that may be associated with this type of scholarship.

Responses were received from a diverse set of seventy public and land grant universities (APLU total membership was 239 universities at the time of this survey). Research expenditures at responding institutions ranged from $5 million to over $1 billion in FY 2017, and respondents included Hispanic-serving institutions, historically black universities, IEP-designated universities, and were received from 26 US states and one Canadian province.

This document contains the complete set of de-identified responses to the survey. The intent is to make this broadly available and accessible to individuals or groups who may want to further analyze or use these results.

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University of New Hampshire, Office of Research

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