Science to Policy (S2P) Program

Course Objectives

This competitive program is meant to bridge the science-policy gap through a series of virtual and face to face presentations and workshops designed for graduate students in the sciences, engineering, and medicine who are interested in learning more about science policy, education, advocacy, and communication. The goals are to help graduate students cultivate a knowledge base and tangible skills they can use to translate their science into public policy or transition into policy careers.

Tangible Outcomes

As part of the course, students will build an S2P portfolio that will include a short “bumper-sticker” bio, op-ed, policy memo, CV or resume, and personal statement for a policy job application or fellowship. Detailed feedback on these materials will be provided and revisions are expected. Upon successful completion of the certificate program and S2P portfolio, students will be awarded a certificate signed by the Dean of the Graduate Division, the Director of GradSuccess, the Director of the Science to Policy program, and the Dean of the School of Public Policy. Students will also receive a confidential letter of reference from the Director of the Science to Policy Program. Graduates of the certificate program and their op-eds will be featured on the S2P website.

Meeting Dates

2021-22 Meeting Dates: TBD.

Application Period

The application for the Graduate Certificate in Science to Policy can be found at:

How to Apply
  1. Complete the application form and submit materials by the deadline.
  2. Alert your advisor that if you are shortlisted, he/she will be sent a brief questionnaire following the deadline with a 10-day turnaround.