1. First Round Nominations

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
Lauder Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

August 2015

This is the first round of nominations for the 2015 Global Go-To Think Tank Index (aka the Global Think Tank Rankings). I encourage you to submit your nominations on or before September 30, 2015.

All nominations will be tabulated at the end of Round I. All those institutions that have received a minimum of 10 nominations will be included in the ranking and indexing process (Round II). The schedule for the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index is as follows:

Round I (Think Tank Nominations August 1 - September 30, 2015)
Round II (Think Tank Ranking October 1 - October 30, 2015)
Round III (Expert Panel Review November - December 2015)
2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Published January 30, 2016 

Please only submit nominations in categories where you have knowledge and experience.

Please consult the definitions, nomination and ranking criteria and tools for assessing think tanks when making your nominations. These tools are provided in the cover letter we sent to you and are posted on the TTCSP web site at:h ttp://repository.upenn.edu/think_tanks/8/ for easy reference.

Please note that all nominations will be treated as strictly confidential. Your name, institutional affiliation and nominations WILL NOT APPEAR IN ANY PUBLICATION.

It is essential that you careful consider your nominations and utilize the criteria developed for assessing think tanks when developing your nominations. Once again nominations must be submitted on or before September 30, 2014.

For any questions or problems please contact James G. McGann at GlobalThinkTankRankings@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for completing the survey.

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