With the establishment of the Weatherhead Endowment in 1998, the Weatherhead Initiative in International Affairs began concurrently as an expression of the wish of the Weatherhead Foundation to encourage and support large-scale and groundbreaking research in the realm of international affairs. The initiative promotes the integration of teams of faculty researchers seeking innovative answers to essential problems on transnational, global, and comparative national topics.
In the 2017–2018 academic year, the Weatherhead Initiative transitioned to a new three-year pilot program called the Weatherhead Research Cluster. For more details about the program, visit the Weatherhead Research Clusters section. You can also learn more about all the Weatherhead Initiatives supported by the Center since 1998 in our History of Weatherhead Initiative Projects.