LEAP generates products to raise attention to key needs and opportunities and to engage a wider community in advancing biotechnology in the public interest.


Strategic Action Plans

The development of Strategic Action Plans is one mechanism through which Fellows integrate their learnings from the program and translate them into action. 

Community Action Plans

Community Action Plans are vision papers that describe initiatives inspired by the LEAP Fellowship

Catalyst Action Plans

The LEAP Catalyst Grants provide seed funding for strategic initiatives that have been developed through the program.


The LEAP Insight Papers offer Fellows’ insights and reflections on synthetic biology based on their interactions during the Landscaping Workshop.

Reviewing others’ plans and speaking to external thought leaders helped me realize that my own plan needed to be more action-oriented as opposed to conceptual…I revised my plan accordingly to include actionable steps and tangible deliverables.
— 2015 LEAP Fellow