Beyond the Academy began in 2018 as a project funded by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI Challenge). The primary goal of the project is to grow a network of sustainability researchers motivated to reforming academic institutions to make it easier to do interdisciplinary research with real-world impact. We convene workshops to share stories, resources and ideas with the aim of spreading successful models across institutions. Our ever-growing network includes participants from over 20 research universities and organizations. Check out the Resources page for more background info, including the original project proposal.