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How to Engage

Science advocacy is a broad field that everyone can participate in, no matter their background. Whether you are a researcher interested in advocating for an issue important to you, a student who wants to explore a career in science policy, or a concerned community member, you can get involved. At the AAAS Office of Government Relations, we believe it is essential for scientists’ voices to be heard to ensure robust and sustained science funding; increase scientific integrity; champion diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the sciences; and promote science as an international enterprise.

Visit the pages below for more information about getting involved in science policy and advocacy. 


Learn about advocacy 

New to the world of science policy and advocacy, or want a refresher on the inner workings of Congress? This is a great first stop!

Develop skills

Visit this resource page with workshops, webinars and toolkits to dive deeper into how to effectively advocate for science issues.

Engage in advocacy

Visit this page to find advocacy opportunities, learn how to contact your representatives and provide feedback on regulatory decisions.

Are you a student or early career researcher looking for science policy opportunities?

Visit our resource page for opportunities for undergraduate and graduate STEM students and early career researchers to get involved in science policy.


AAAS Members: Subscribe to the AAAS Policy Alert

The Office of Government Relations publishes a weekly e-newsletter, the AAAS Policy Alert, which provides an inside look at policies affecting science and technology and the S&T community. Learn how to sign up here.

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