Progress Studies

The Institute for Progress and Day One Project, a non-partisan science & technology policy incubator of the Federation of American Scientists, are hosting a Progress Studies Policy Accelerator to advance exciting ideas that will reshape public institutions.

This is a nine-week, part-time process designed to create “policy entrepreneurs”: those with or without any prior policy experience but are highly motivated to leverage the tools, skills, and networks we provide to drive change. Selected participants will have a chance to develop their ideas with guidance from policy advisors, meet with veteran policymakers to learn more about the nuances of policy implementation, hone their ability to craft actionable policy on the federal level, and build a community with their fellow cohort.

We are looking to work with technologists, economists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, scholars studying innovation, the science of science policy community, and others steeped in knowledge about how to most productively create more equitable, inclusive, robust, prosperous, and effective societies.

The Progress Studies Policy Accelerator will kick off during the first week of November and all programming will be virtual.

Please reach out to Mike Fisher ( or Ishan Sharma ( with any questions.