Connecting People and Science for Environmental Solutions


The Exchange works at the interface of science and policy to confront pressing environmental challenges. We engage leaders in the government, nonprofit, and corporate sectors to define critical environmental challenges and identify knowledge gaps. We convene interdisciplinary teams to synthesize research on timely policy and conservation questions. We communicate policy-relevant science in formats that meet the needs of decision makers. And we assess our project outcomes to promote learning and share best practices.

Track Record

Founders and partners in the Exchange bring a record of outstanding scientific achievement, an extensive network of experts and experienced policy and communication staff to our work.

New Collaborative Model

The Science Policy Exchange was created in 2012 as a collaborative of six world-class research institutions associated with National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites.

Our Consortium


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Fine Fund
The Grantham Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Highstead Foundation
Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust
F.M. Kirby Foundation
National Science Foundation
Surdna Foundation
USFS Northeastern States Research Cooperative