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AAAS Annual Report

By any measure, 2022 was replete with important milestones for the scientific community and for AAAS, from policy accomplishments years in the making and major programmatic wins to the culmination of efforts that are transforming our leadership structure and honing our focus. With the generous support and input from our members, donors and partners, AAAS is inspired by a new vision for a future we are striving to build: a boldly inclusive, mobilized and global scientific community that ignites, enables and celebrates scientific excellence and science-informed decisions and actions.

Our goals


Advancing Scientific Excellence and Achievement

Enabling a robust research ecosystem that drives innovation and prepares future scientists and engineers.

Fostering Equity and Inclusion for Scientific Excellence

Fostering the diverse, equitable, open, and inclusive scientific enterprise essential for scientific excellence.

Building Trust Among Scientists and Communities

Mobilizing members to foster relationships of mutual trust as a productive path to address misinformation.

Catalyzing Progress Where Science Meets Policy

Providing evidence for public policy that serves society and promoting policies that enable quality science.

2022 highlights

Balancing Public Access With Author Inclusivity

As the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals, AAAS has a long history of advocating for equitable access to scientific research and data while ensuring a more inclusive publishing ecosystem for scientists. In a survey AAAS conducted in 2022, we found that the rise of the article processing charge business model could freeze publishing inequities in place. 



Addressing Inequities Across STEMM

In 2022, the AAAS Inclusive STEMM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED) program was awarded more than $20 million to launch new programs that will create a more equitable system for the U.S. research enterprise. 

Investments in systemic change efforts like these enable us to reimagine the continuum of STEMM education and workforce development to realize a better world through the inclusion of all perspectives.

Travis York, Ph.D.
ISEED Director

Connecting Reporters With Science Sources, on Deadline

SciLine, an editorially independent, nonpartisan free service that works with U.S. journalists to incorporate scientific evidence and expertise into news stories, continues to deliver on our commitment to share accurate and trustworthy science with the public.


Two graphics about AAAS' SciLine. More than 800 requests, from more than 300 individual journalists in 42 states. Requests for Sciline's help on TV stories are growing. 4% in 2020, almost 30% in 2022.


Placing Scientists and Engineers in Government for 50 Years

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program ushered in its 50th class in the fall of 2022, placing 300 fellows throughout the U.S. government to share their expertise and help inform, communicate and implement policy solutions. 

Relatively few members of Congress have been trained in the sciences. It’s important for them to have a resource available who can provide advice and help interpret different issues in science. That can make a significant difference in the legislation that is passed — laws that make a significant difference in all our lives.

Dr. Irwin Jacobs
Co-Founder and Former Chairman, Qualcomm

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