Support for the PRS

The Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop is now fully endowed by the Dartmouth Class of 1964 through a class gift in celebration of its 50th Anniversary given to the Rockefeller Center. The full endowment of the Policy Research Shop by the Class of 1964 ensures that the public policy research undertaken by the PRS students will be conducted in a non-partisan and non-advocacy manner.


Prior to its endowment by the Class of 1964, the PRS was supported by major grants from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) at the U.S. Department of Education and from the Ford Foundation, and by seed grants from the Surdna Foundation and the Lintilhac Foundation. Founded in 2005, the Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop is nearing its 20th Anniversary. Since its inception, the PRS has produced more than 250 policy briefs for policymakers in Vermont and New Hampshire. Collectively, PRS students have worked more than 95,000 hours to produce these policy briefs for state legislative committees, statewide commissions, and executive agencies over the past two decades.