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How to Attend CASE: AAAS Funding


The AAAS Office of Government Relations will fund up to four AAAS student members to attend the CASE workshop.

Each year, AAAS student members may apply for one of these AAAS-sponsored slots through the Office of Government Relations’ application. The application for 2020 closed on January 3, 2020.

AAAS will cover all travel costs (transportation, lodging and the registration fee) for these selected students to attend the CASE workshop.

Note: The application for AAAS sponsored support is highly competitive. We recommend that you also ask your university or scientific/engineering society if they plan to send students to the workshop. Learn more, and see the list of universities and societies currently planning to send students to the workshop, here.


Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for funding by AAAS for the CASE Workshop, you must be a AAAS member and currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate (preferably an upperclassmen) or graduate degree program (including double majors) in the United States in one of the following fields:

  • Biological, physical, or earth sciences
  • Computational sciences and mathematics
  • Engineering disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
  • Social and behavioral sciences

About the Application

The application asks applicants to upload a copy of their resume or CV, and asks applicants to submit a 500-word or less statement of interest that answers the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in learning about science policymaking and advocacy?
  • What do you plan to do with the information you learn in the workshop?

The application also requests a copy of your AAAS member number, to verify AAAS membership.

What AAAS Covers

For the four students that AAAS selects to attend the workshop, AAAS will pay for:

  • $250 workshop registration fee
  • Lodging for 3 nights in workshop hotel
  • Travel to/from Washington, D.C. for the workshop

2020 Workshop Dates

Sunday, March 29 - Wednesday, April 1, 2020

See past workshop agenda here.


The application for this year closed on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Students will be informed of their selection status by Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Contact Us

Please send questions about the workshop to