Future Forum is first and foremost a physical space – the “Research Hub” – where (1) experienced researchers can come and work on developing policy ideas and recommendations, network with other members, and contribute to peer review sessions, (2) experts and high-profile figures from various fields can conduct seminars, discussion and conferences, (3) stakeholders can present their policy solutions to the public, and (4) students and young researchers can receive coaching and mentoring as they work on their own public policy-focused research and analysis.
Through the Research Hub, Future Forum is creating a community of researchers focused on public policy issues – a network through which researchers and analysts will not only conduct their own research and analysis but also engage in opportunities to network with other members of the network, work in collaboration with other members and, when requested, engage in peer review.
The following activities and opportunities will be open to members of the Future Forum Research Network:
For more information on our Community of Researchers and how you can join the network, please get in touch with us through our Contact Page.
Through the Research Hub, Future Forum provides not only a physical space for young researchers to develop their work, but also a substantive training and coaching infrastructure to ensure that participants can increase their skills. The aims of the program are to provide young researchers with research and analytical skills through mentoring them on research project(s); to equip young researchers with the ability to develop and write policy recommendations and policy papers; to provide young researchers with the ability to develop their own research projects for future studies, or to develop research proposals for Master program scholarship applications or related applications; and to provide a space and research environment that enables young researchers to carry their own research projects and publish their work.
A carefully-selected set of students and recent graduates will be accepted to the program on a rolling basis; applications will be evaluated based on a candidate’s academic background, research proposal and enthusiasm to pursue future research and public policy work. Every three months, Future Forum will provide an intensive orientation/training session. Participants will be followed closely throughout the length of the program, and Future Forum staff and network researchers will provide ongoing feedback on the research and analysis, as well as on the final product.
For more information on the Young Talent program, our expectations for young research fellows and how you can join the program, please download the following documents: