We are committed to expanding and diversifying the community of researchers focused on democracy. Through our Research Accelerator projects, we catalyze, translate, synthesize, and communicate high-quality research on pressing questions for people seeking to make positive change.

Our Research Accelerators are question and issue-specific, beginning with a call for research proposals. We seek to help researchers understand the information needs of the practice community—advocates, policymakers, philanthropy, and journalists—enabling practitioners to take advantage of the findings of informed researchers.

In our support for applied research, we are committed to the health and strength of our democracy and not to any specific policy agenda.

To receive information about getting involved in Research Accelerator projects, including funding opportunities, share your interest with us.