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How to Attend CASE: AAAS Sponsorship

The 2021 CASE Workshop will be held virtually. The workshop will be free and open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs, so students WILL NOT need to apply for sponsorship to attend. 

Click here to register for the Virtual CASE Workshop on September 23-14, 2021


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.



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 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.



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

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



Please send questions about the workshop to