Organisational Change

Sustainability of funding models: what can it really mean?

Sustainability of funding models: what can it really mean?

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series of reflections from participants and facilitators of the Online training “Re thinking funding models”, supported by the Think Tank Fund and the Think Tank Initiative..]   Most of the think tanks that take our online…

Policymakers: unravelling a heterogeneous world

Policymakers: unravelling a heterogeneous world

[Editor’s Note: This post was written by Vanesa Weyrauch and Leandro Echt, from Politics & Ideas, and it was originally published at the Aditi Bulletin of the Center for Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).]   When reflecting about the link between research and public policies, academics…

Is your funding model a good friend to your research?

Is your funding model a good friend to your research?

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that looks into think tank funding models. It is based on a course that Politics & Ideas has delivered to a group of think tanks in Central Eastern Europe and Nepal] When think…

The Dollars and Sense of Ethical Practices in Think Tanks

The Dollars and Sense of Ethical Practices in Think Tanks

[Editor’s Note: This post was written by Ruth Levine, Program Director, Global Development and Population Program, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and it was originally published at Research to Action. ] There are many ways to think about ethical practices in think tanks, but…

Strategising Research Communication at CSTEP: building an effective team

Strategising Research Communication at CSTEP: building an effective team

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Arushi Sen, Senior Communication Officer, and Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of Communication and Policy Engagement at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP). ‘Strategising Research Communication at CSTEP’ is a two-part article that traces CSTEP’s experiences in…

Strategising Research Communication at CSTEP: developing a communications strategy

Strategising Research Communication at CSTEP: developing a communications strategy

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Arushi Sen, Senior Communication Officer, and Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of Communication and Policy Engagement at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP). ‘Strategising Research Communication at CSTEP’ is a two-part article that traces CSTEP’s experiences in…

Going beyond “Context matters”

Going beyond “Context matters”

[Editor’s note: This post is part a series produced by Vanesa Weyrauch and Leandro Echt from Politics&Ideas to share what we learn through the project “Going beyond ‘Context matters”, supported by the International Netowrk for the Availability of Scientific Publications…