Research and evaluation of a think tank/thought leadership concept for the American Institute of Physics

Supported by  American Institute of Physics,

Project brief

AIP wishes to explore the concept of Think Tank/Thought Leadership to inform its own strategic change process.

The study includes the following elements:

  • Conduct a brief review of definitions of Think Tank/Thought Leadership functions as might be applied to AIP;
  • Provide an assessment of the opportunities for change at AIP and of the associated challenges;
  • Review comparable organizations and identify models and strategies that AIP could consider adopting, and analyze possible implications (pros and cons) for each model identified; and
  • Provide a set of recommendations (models and strategies) for AIP for future implementation.


April to July 2019


  • Enrique Mendizabal
  • Simon Hearn
  • Stephen Yeo
  • Leandro Echt

Funder and budget

Funding is provided by the American Institute of Physics

Total budget is USD102,430