JFI selects projects through a structured research process. We conduct initial exploration with a rubric, examining an idea from a variety of angles: its theoretical and empirical power; the degree to which it is foundational, innovative, and timely; the available intellectual and financial capital beyond our walls; and, finally, which of our own resources to bear–our staff, fellows, and research base. This selection process is perpetual; we are always seeking new modes of intervention and evaluating our current ones.
In this section, we enumerate our most promising potential new initiatives, out of the dozens that we are tracking. If you have a suggestion of a topic we should investigate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.