Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy invites applications for its prestigious global event, the CPPR-Atlas Policy School 2015. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, at Cochin, during the most endearing and enjoyable season of the year. In the past, CPPR in collaboration with Atlas has successfully conducted Policy Schools that have won the acclaim of participants from 32 countries.

Course Period: June 14th to 27th, 2015

Venue: Riviera Suites, Cochin, India

Course Fee: $2000 (Scholarships provided)

Course Fee includes:
– Food
– Accommodation
– Outdoor Visits
– Course Materials

Click here to download our brochure

 Time Line:

7 January – Application Open
7 March – Application Close
25 March – Announcement of Selected Candidates
31 March – Confirmation by Selected Candidates
14 June – Course begins
14 – 27 June – Course Period

The Applications for 2015 Policy School Program has been closed. To receive alerts about our Policy School Program next year, please click here

Who can apply?

– Candidates having keen interest in public policy research
– Candidates with a minimum of 3 years experience in research will be given preference
– Should have a valid undergraduate degree
– Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in think tanks
– Should be proficient in English Language (spoken and written)
– Able to arrange travel documents from their country of arrival

The organizers will issue each participant with a call letter and offer partial/ full travel grant, if required.

What does the course cover?
– General Aspects of Research Methodology
– Research Analysis Strategies and Data Designing
– Design and Evaluation of Public Policies
– Importance of Legal Sources in formulating Public Policy
– New Public Management and Statistical Methods
– How to write policy brief

– Learn the art of policy making through interactions from the best in the field
– Gain in-depth knowledge about diverse aspects of policy research
– Participants in this course will earn two credits within the Atlas Leadership Academy (AtlasNetwork.org/ALA)
– Hands-on experience in field research
– Be a part of a diverse setting of participants from across the globe
– Gain first-hand experience on the working of think-tanks
– Immerse in the cultural and social melting pot of Kerala

Upon completion of the program, participants are required to submit one of more of the following:
– Research paper on their Central Research Question (6-8 months after the program)
– An op-ed in leading national or regional dailies, magazines (2 months after the program)
– A feature article in a journal, magazine or newspaper (2 months after the program)
– Participants are also expected to submit a report on how they have put to practice their learnings from the program. (within 6 months of the program)


About the Organizers:

The program is jointly organized by CPPR and the Atlas Leadership Academy. The Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) provides a robust series of credit-based training opportunities that allow you to sharpen your skills in management, communication and fundraising while building your free market organization. Participants in this course will earn two credits within the Atlas Leadership Academy. For more information and to learn how to earn more credits, visit AtlasNetwork.org/ALA.

If I hadn’t done this program, with these people, I never would have been inspired to put together a policy academy in Morocco

– Zineb Benalla, Arab Centre, Morocco, Policy School 2014
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The selected participants for this year’s Policy School are:
List of participants for CPPR-ALA Public Policy Research Method School 2016
asheshAshesh Shrestha (Nepal)
Bachelors in Economics and Sociology
Works with the Samriddhi Prosperity Foundation, Nepal
CerenCeren Ozevik (Turkey)
Bachelors in Psychology
Works with the Association for Liberal Thinking, Turkey
Dovile1Dovile Sujetaite (Lithuania)
Bachelors of Science in Financial Economics
She is a Policy Analyst with the Lithuanian Free Market Enterprise
DGAI Samarasinghe (1)Deegoda Gamage Ashini Samarathighe (Sri Lanka)
Bachelors in Business Administration
Works with the Advocata Institute, Sri Lanka
Hizkia R_PhotographHizkia Respatiadi (Indonesia)
Masters in Public Management
Works with the Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies
marusaMaruša Pozvek (Slovenia)
Masters degree in International Taxation and Public Law
Works with the Tax Payers Association, London
Olumayowa OkediranOlumayowa Okediran (Nigeria)
MSc in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies
Works with the Students for Liberty, Nigeria
Peter YakobePeter Yakobe (Malawi)
Bachelors in Business administration
Working in the capacity of Executive Director with the Centre for Free Market Enterprise, Malawi
Polina KotulevaPolina Kotuleva (Kyrgyzstan)
Bachelors in World Economy
Works with the Central Asia Free Market Institute, Kyrgyzstan
sajad-santhoshSajad S Santhosh (India)
Masters in Development Studies
Works with the Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi, India
SARWARGYASarwagya Raj Pandey (Nepal)
Bachelors in Engineering and Biotechnology
Works with the Bikalpa an Alternative, Nepal
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  1. Shujaath says:

    Would like to attend the Atlas Policy School 2015.

  2. VERONICA says:

    Hello, I want to apply for attending the Atlas Policy School 2015 but I can not register online

  3. Animesh Kumar says:

    Dear Admin,
    What is the last date for this course? I want to apply.

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