Capitol Hill Day

Hill Day participants pose with Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., in April 2016. Photo: Benjamin Corb.

Every year, the ASBMB brings trainees from across the country to meet with their congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully-funded opportunity gives trainees the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with policymakers.


Applications for 2019 will be accepted from Monday, Jan. 21, through Sunday Feb. 10Apply here.

About the program

You can significantly affect the debate over the importance of research. Congressional leaders look forward to meeting with residents from their districts and rely upon their input when making decisions. In describing your research, you can highlight the importance and successes of your research, discuss the impact of federally funded research on human health and establish a personal connection with your representatives and their staff.

On the first day, you will take part in an orientation session focused on the federal budget process and communicating with policymakers. On the second day you will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with your representatives. We provide transportation, lodging and meals during your stay in Washington, D.C.

Please contact ASBMB's Science Policy Analyst Andre Porter ( to learn more.

See our previous Hill Days: