Fall Science Policy Webinars, Workshops, and More

12 October 2017
AGU Science Policy Alert 17-20

Alternative Ways to Engage Your Legislator Webinar

Looking for new ways to engage your policymakers? Can’t meet with your elected official in person, but want to speak up for science? Then watch our webinar on Thursday, 26 October from 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET to learn about alternative ways to engage with your legislator, including how to effectively share your message. Register now.

Congressional Visits Workshop at Fall Meeting

Congratulations! You’ve scheduled a meeting with your Member of Congress at their local or D.C. office. Do you know what you’ll need to bring? What to talk about? What to ask for? We’ve got you covered! Join us for the Congressional Visits Workshop on Sunday, 10 December from 1:00–5:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside, Second Floor, Cambridge Room. We’ll outline everything from how to prepare for your visit to maintaining a relationship with your legislator long after you’ve met with them.

Tell Your Legislators Why NASA Earth Science is Invaluable

Help celebrate World Space Week and Earth Science Week! Now both in their 19th year of commemoration, World Space Week runs from 4-10 October, and Earth Science Week runs from 8-14 October. In honor of World Space Week, share with your legislators the value of NASA’s Earth Science Division. For Earth Science Week, write your legislators about the incredible work being done by federal agencies.

Interested in working in policy for a year?

AGU is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 AGU Congressional Science Fellowship program. The fellowship offers young scientists the opportunity to work in the field of science policy in Washington, D.C. The AGU-sponsored fellow spends one year in the personal office of a senator or representative, or on a House or Senate committee. Fellows’ responsibilities may include writing legislation, preparing for congressional hearings, meeting with lobbyists and constituents, and more.  

The fellowship carries a stipend of $68,000, as well as health insurance, moving expenses, travel to the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, and a work-related travel allowance.

The application period opens 15 October, and all submissions are due by 15 January 2018. Visit the AGU website for more information on the fellowship, application requirements, and profiles past fellows. AGU members are also eligible for the Congressional Science Fellowship sponsored by American Geosciences Institute and are encouraged to apply.