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The Graduate School is now accepting applications for the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop to be held in Washington DC from March 29 – April 1, 2020.  The internal application deadline is Sunday, February 9th. Details below!

Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop

This entry-level program is organized to educate STEM students who are interested in learning about the role of science in policy-making, to introduce them to the federal policy-making process, and to empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. On the final day, students will have an opportunity to meet with their elected Members of Congress and congressional staff.

Since 2014, the Graduate School has supported the participation of 16 UMass graduate students from 12 different programs in the CASE workshop and will send up to 4 students to the 2020 program from March 29 – April 1 in Washington DC.

Eligibility and Application

Applicants must be current UMass Amherst graduate students (including international students) from the following research areas: biological, physical, or earth sciences; computational sciences and mathematics; engineering; medical and health sciences; social and behavioral sciences. 

Selection is competitive. To apply, email a one page statement of interest and CV or resume to opd@grad.umass.edu by Sunday February 9th. The  statement should focus on:

  • Your interest in science policy
  • Any previous/relevant experiences related to science policy
  • How this opportunity will contribute to your professional development

Sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Engagement and Office of Professional Development. Questions may be directed to opd@grad.umass.edu.