Research Affiliates

Become a Drake Institute of Research and Policy Research Affiliate and take charge of your career.

Working with our think tank gives graduate-level researchers a competitive advantage.  They build and strengthen relationships with legislators nationwide, contribute to national discourse on public policy issues across the Drake Institute’s 35 areas of study, and gain significant publication credits for work authored exclusively for the Drake Policy Review Journal.” 


Affiliates gain access to the following professional development benefits and resources:  

Eligibility for Research Awards and Competitive Grants

Professional Development Activities (Expert Interviews, Panels, Roundtables, etc.)

Access to Exclusive Research and Policy Conference Calls

Subscription to Exclusive Research and Policy Briefing Emails

Enrollment in the Career Advancement Placement Program (advisory board appointments, guest lecturing positions, research/writing projects)

Recommendation Letters and Publication Credits for Research Contributed to DRAKE

Virtual Networking Spaces (cultivate relationships with Legislators, NGO leaders, and Research Experts)

Priority Registration for Conferences and Annual Research Awards Gala

Subscriptions to Drake Research Publications


Complete the form below to begin the vetting process. You will be contacted within the next three business days to schedule a phone interview. Please be prepared to discuss your qualifications, research experience, interest in becoming an expert, and long-term career goals.



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