In 2013, the Charles Pankow Foundation Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Based Research Program whereby the Foundation will identify a number of Foundation Initiatives that will establish the research priorities for the immediate future. Although the submission of great ideas and interesting individual research projects are always welcome, the majority of the Foundation's resources will be dedicated to the CPF Initiatives.
Each of the CPF Initiatives should be thought of as the cover picture on the box containing a jigsaw puzzle. Research projects and other endeavors selected by the Foundation will then make up the puzzle pieces necessary to assemble the cover picture or achieve the end goal articulated by the CPF Initiative. Research Need Statements will be evaluated first and foremost for their ability to achieve the end goal of the CPF Initiative.