What is a Government Researcher?

Government Researcher Job Description

The work of government researchers assists in the policy decisions of ministers. Government researchers provide input for the analysis that is required to develop, implement, review and evaluate both existing and proposed government policies.



Typical Job Duties

• Deliver presentations at conferences

• Maintain current knowledge of developments in policy and social issues

• Maintain current knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods

• Explain complex ideas and findings in simple fashion

• Respond to internal and external research inquiries from such individuals and organizations as colleagues, academics, local councils, regional development agencies and the general public

• Provide information and analysis on a specific policy issue

• Ensure quality control of research

• Ensure that research is conducted within a set time frame to meet policy requirements



Scholarships for Becoming a Government Researcher

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Government Researcher. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Government Researcher. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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