Funding and supporting Think Tanks

The effect that funders and other supporters of think tanks have on them should not be underestimated. Often, schemes to support think tanks turn out to be damaging to them and their objectives. On Think Tanks dedicates considerable efforts to study the role of funders and supporters in shaping think tanks and their contribution to policy and public life.

Of particular interest for On Think Tanks is the role of domestic funders, transparency, and the long term development of individual skills, organisational competence, and the institutions that will maximise the contribution of research to policy.

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Short course: Re-thinking funding models


Funding is a key concern for every think tank due to how it affects its sustainability, the people that are part of it, the type of research that is conducted, as well as the potential for having real policy...

August 22, 2017

Global Evidence to Policy Dialogue

The RSA House, London, United Kingdom

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) will be bringing together 40 representatives from research funding organizations, policy research institutions, and institutional capacity building programs from around the world to...

April 3, 2017

Meet the 2017 Fellows

We feel honoured by the outstanding group of Fellows joining our Integral Leaders for Global Challenges programme. This diverse and promising group of young leaders will engage with the OTT School for a year....

March 31, 2017

Evolving Think Tanks Short Course Series 2017


Building on lessons from 2016, in 2017 the On Think Tanks School has developed a new and longer series of Short Courses  especially tailored for the think tank community. These courses draw from over a decade of...

March 16, 2017
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