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How to Attend CASE: AAAS Sponsorship

The application for AAAS sponsorship to the 2024 CASE Workshop is closed.

Please consider applying for sponsorship in the future! The application window generally opens in December and closes in mid-January. 

The AAAS Office of Government Relations funds up to four AAAS student members to attend the CASE Workshop.

Each year, AAAS student members may apply for one of the AAAS-sponsored slots through the Office of Government Relations’ application. 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.

View the list of 2024 CASE Workshop sponsoring institutions here.



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


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

  • What interests you about science policymaking and advocacy?
  • What do you hope to learn from the workshop, and how do you hope to apply your experience throughout your career?

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


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

  • The workshop registration fee
  • Lodging for 3 nights in the workshop hotel
  • Travel to/from Washington, DC, for the workshop


Please send questions about the workshop to