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Office of Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations (OGR) helps fulfill the AAAS mission to advance science and serve society. OGR advocates for the fundamental importance of scientific research and a strong research enterprise; advocates for the use of science in policymaking; serves as a resource on science policy and research budgets; connects scientists to the policymaking process at the national and local level; and builds new champions for science through education and engagement. The OGR team serves as a bridge between the science and engineering and the policymaking communities. Learn more about OGR’s work here

2021 Virtual Catalyzing Advocacy in Science & Engineering (CASE) Workshop

The AAAS Office of Government Relations is pleased to announce the 2021 Virtual CASE Workshop, which will take place September 23-24. As the Workshop is virtual, registration is FREE and open to all STEM undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs. 

The CASE Workshop is an exciting opportunity to learn from science policy and advocacy experts about the role of science in policymaking and the federal policy-making process. The Workshop empowers participants with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers.

Register today!


Science Policy in the News

AAAS CEO Advocates for Recovery Support for Research Community

The American Association for the Advancement of Science presented recommendations to the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee on ways to support the research community – including early-career researchers – as it faces challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.


"We are at an inflection point. Scientists and engineers have risen to the challenge of COVID-19, but this success has come at a price."

Sudip Parikh


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Featured Resource

A Primer on Federal R&D Budget Trends: Breaking down the basics of federal investment

By Matt Hourihan (Director, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program)


Office of Communications

AAAS CEO Advocates for Recovery Support for Research Community

Office of Communications | COVID-19 Resources

Golden Goose Winners Deliver Head Start in Fight Against COVID-19

Office of Communications | AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship | Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

AAAS Makes Science Relatable

Office of Communications | Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

CASE in Point: Graduate Science Students Seek Public Policy Training

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Chart Your Course: How to Prepare for an STPF Fellowship

Local Science Engagement Network (LSEN)

The AAAS Local Science Engagement Network is Now Accepting Registrations