Research for Democracy

Connecting journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders with America’s top researchers to improve policy and strengthen democracy.

About the Scholars Strategy Network


Who We Are

The Scholars Strategy Network is an organization of university-based scholars who are committed to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy.


What We Do

Across the states, the Scholars Strategy Network is working to advance the use of research wherever policy decisions are made – from city halls to state legislatures to Washington.


What We Stand For

The Scholars Strategy Network is dedicated to building a nationwide culture where research regularly informs policy at every level of government.


Our History

In 2011, the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) was created to channel the expertise of America’s top scholars to help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.

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The Scholars Strategy Network looks forward to working with you to achieve these goals.


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