Connecting journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders with America’s top researchers to improve policy and strengthen democracy.
Research for Democracy
SSN researchers work to solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.
Across the Aisle
Scholars work with leaders across the political spectrum.
A network of nearly 1,000 leading scholars with peer-reviewed research.
SSN chapters connect state leaders with local experts.
About the Scholars Strategy Network
The Scholars Strategy Network is a one-stop resource that connects journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders to America’s top scholars and their research. Together they inform news and help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.
Across the country, chapters and scholars volunteer their research, time, and energy. Scholars join the network to become part of a community of leading researchers who are dedicated to improving policy and strengthening democracy.
Through the network, journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders connect with responsive scholars and jargon-free research to support their work.
Want to improve policy and strengthen democracy?
Scholars, apply to be a SSN member.
Policymakers and civic leaders, contact our policy team to connect.
Journalists, contact our communications team for sources.
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