Write for SciPol.org

SciPol.org invites faculty, researchers, policymakers, and students to consider how they can communicate how scientific research is integrated into the policymaking process. One way is by contributing to SciPol.org as a volunteer author or editor of our original policy development briefs and other related content.

Interested individuals can join this team, called the SciPol Writers Studio, by contacting a SciPol staff member to discuss opportunities in more detail. In addition, we hold open calls for applications at the start of every semester and will post more information about that process here during the application period.

If selected to join the SciPol Writers Studio, we will provide onboarding, orientation, and training materials. As a member of the Studio, you’ll have access to SciPol’s network of diverse contributors and to our alumni working in various fields related to science policy. Members of the Studio should expect to publish at least three or four policy briefs per year of participation.

Need more reasons to join? Besides gaining firsthand experience in interpreting and communicating pressing issues in science policy, alumni of the SciPol Writers Studio have leveraged their experience and the SciPol network to further their careers in science and science policy.

For instance, Elizabeth Hunsaker, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University, wrote policy briefs regarding nanotechnology policy. She says:

Writing for SciPol has given me experience in synthesizing and distilling information while maintaining accuracy and clarity for broad audiences. It’s provided extremely valuable practice writing in a very different style from academic papers.


View the SciPol.org Policy Tracker to see examples of the policy briefs that you could write as a member of the SciPol Writers Studio.