Advocacy

Capitol Hill Day

Applications for 2020 will open soon.

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.

About the program

Congressional leaders look forward to meeting residents from their districts and rely upon their input when making decisions. As a participant in the ASBMB’s Capitol Hill Day, 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 lawmakers and their staffers.

On the first day, you will learn about the federal budget process and best practices for communicating with policymakers. On the second day, you will visit Capitol Hill to meet with your elected officials.

We provide transportation, lodging and meals during your stay in Washington, D.C.

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Previous Capitol Hill Days

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Advocates visit Capitol Hill

Twenty students joined members of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee for the ASBMB’s annual Hill Day, an opportunity to meet members of Congress and advocate for continued federal funding of...

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2018 Hill Day recap

This year, the ASBMB brought 35 Hill Day attendees to Washington, D.C. (15 ASBMB PAAC members and 20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs). The participants represented 27 states and attended 85 meetings.

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2017 Hill Day recap

This year the ASBMB brought 29 participants to Washington, D.C. (12 ASBMB PAAC members and 17 grad students, undergraduates, and postdocs) representing 33 states and attended close to 90 meetings.