Want to get involved with the Policy Research Shop?

Rocky's Policy Research Shop (PRS) has made headlines lately with the announcement of a new $750,000 federal grant.  Here's how you can get started:

  • Enroll in

    PBPL 5 (PDF)

    , which is only offered in the winter term

  • Then, you will be able to enroll in

    PBPL 45 (PDF)

    (state level projects) in the fall or

    PBPL 48 (PDF)

    (local level projects) in the winter.

  • After the pre-requisite coursework is complete, you may be invited to work in the PRS during a future term.  You can receive course credit (PBPL 91) or be paid an hourly wage for your work.

You can see syllabi for the courses mentioned above, review past policy briefs produced by the PRS, and contact Professor Ronald Shaiko with any further questions.

If you are a state legislator in New Hampshire or Vermont:

Students who participate in the PRS are committed to providing accurate research that responds to the needs of elected policymakers and their legislative staff throughout the year. Our researchers examine emerging issues of concern that are relevant to legislative discussions in both New Hampshire and Vermont. These topics are selected through a consultative process with policy stakeholders. We make every effort to include policy experts from both states in this process.

The PRS typically produces reports with opportunities for follow-up research upon request. Our goal is to provide useful information in a clear format, and to deliver this information in a timely manner so that it is useful during legislative deliberation. If you are interested in working with our students on a policy research project this year, we would be delighted to discuss it with you. Our students will work hard to bring their research skills to assist your committee in meeting its policy needs.