Science Policy


Science Policy Bootcamp

This multi-day J-Term event includes a Policy 101 overview, an introduction to how your science gets funded, a discussion centered on policymaking in the current hyper-partisan era, a science policy-focused communication workshop, and more. Participants also have the opportunity to learn from professionals who have a wide range of science and technology policy experience. 


CASE Workshop: Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering 

Each spring, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosts its Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop. The University of Virginia regularly participates as an institutional sponsor, with the goal of enabling a small cohort of graduate students to attend this entry-level workshop every year. Selected students participate in the 3.5-day program in Washington, DC, and learn about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations processes, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. In addition, students will participate in interactive seminars about policy making and communication.

The registration fees and travel expenses will be covered through the PhD Plus program. An internal review process will select the University’s participants. Click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements and review submission guidelines.