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Forethought Challenge Criteria

The Forethought criteria categories, writ large, are "Regional Collaboration" , "Impactful", "Innovative", "Achievable", and "Enduring and Recognizable." 

See their descriptions below:

Regional Collaboration

  • Future-focused
  • Multilateral


  • Critical regional/Triangle priority
  • Nationally and globally transformational


  • Interdisciplinary
  • Larger than any one institution


  • Research leadership
  • Advances RTI’s mission

Enduring and Nationally Recognizable

  • Sustainable 
  • Will attract new resources