Winners of JSPG-NSPN policy memo writing competition announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 1 2019
Shalin R. Jyotishi
Chief Executive Officer
CEO@sciencepolicyjournal.org | @ShalinJyotishi
Director of Communications and Outreach
Outreach@sciencepolicyjournal.org | @AdrianaBankston
Washington, DC – The Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG), a non-profit organization and international, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed publication based in the United States, has been expanding its partnerships efforts with organizations, networks and individuals active with students and early career researchers in science policy.
In November 2018, JSPG and the The National Science Policy Network (NSPN), a US-based non-profit that supports the growing network of student-run science policy organizations, partnered to launch an international policy memo writing competition for early career researchers worldwide. The objective of the partnership was to catalyze the engagement of students and young researchers in current policy debates around issues relating to science, technology, and innovation.
Submissions were reviewed by the JSPG Editorial Board with monetary awards being given to three student science policy organizations who author the top three policy memos. The prize money will be used to support and expand programming for the student organizations. Winners are from a number of universities, including:
The National Science Policy Network is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to catalyzing the engagement of early career scientists and engineers in policy making by training the next generation of leaders, fostering community, and advocating for the role of science in policy. Launched in June 2018, we engage our network of over 30 chapters with resources, microgrants, competitions, symposia and more. Learn more at scipolnetwork.org.
The Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) is a 501-c3 non-profit organization and independent, open-access peer review publication managed by and for students, policy fellows, young professionals, and early career scholars focused on science, technology and innovation policy. Since 2011, JSPG has served as a vehicle for students and early-career researchers to bolster their policy research and writing credentials on matters relating to science policy debate. JSPG publishes high quality peer-reviewed articles oriented towards policy and public audiences on an accelerated timeline twice a year and partners with like-minded organizations to help engage students and young scholars in science policy around the world. Visit www.sciencepolicyjounral.org and engage on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.