Research Affiliates

Become a Drake Institute of Research and Policy Expert and help support the work of women legislators serving at the state, county, and municipal levels of government.

Working with our think tank gives subject-matter experts and graduate-level students a unique opportunity to advance their professional and academic careers by contributing notes, comments, and articles to our policy review journals and briefs.  Research affiliates 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

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

Access to Exclusive Research and Policy Conference Calls

Publication Credits for Research Contributed to the DRAKE Institute

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 register as an expert today. You will be contacted via email within the next three business days to schedule a call with the founder to discuss your interests and qualifications. In the interim, all questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to

  • Please discuss your qualifications, research experience, interest in becoming an expert, and long-term career goals.


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