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Info for Sponsors

2020 Workshop Dates 

Sunday, March 29 - Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

About Sponsorship

The CASE Workshop program is open to universities and professional scientific or engineering societies that would like to provide an opportunity for their students to come to Washington, DC, and learn about science policy. Students who are selected by their institution to participate in the workshop will spend several days learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. 

Sponsoring institutions may send up to four students and are responsible for a $250 registration fee per student, as well as all associated travel and lodging costs for their students. In addition, staff at sponsoring universities and professional societies are responsible for scheduling visits to Capitol Hill, and are welcome to accompany participating students during those visits.

Students being sponsored by their university or society should NOT complete the AAAS student application.

Please consider the following when selecting your participating students: To be eligible to participate in the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop, students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate (preferably an upperclassmen) or graduate degree program (including double majors) 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

Students from foreign countries are eligible to attend if they are studying here in the U.S.


To sponsor students from your university or scientific/engineering society, please send an email containing the name, email address and phone number for the person who will serve as your institution’s point of contact to and cc with the subject line: “2020 CASE Sponsoring Institution.” Institutions may sponsor between 1-4 students to attend the workshop. The deadline to register as a sponsoring institution is December 20, 2019 or when the workshop reaches capacity; space is limited and is first-come, first-served.

See the list of current 2020 CASE sponsoring institutions at the bottom of this page

This will be the seventh year for the CASE Workshop. The first six years were a great success; to read the reactions from the students who participated in the inaugural event, read this AAAS story

2020 Workshop Deadlines

December 20 - Deadline to register as a sponsoring institution

February 26 - Payment and student registration deadline (sponsoring institutions will receive instruction on payment and student registration in January 2020)