Write a letter to the editor
A letter to the editor of your local newspaper can be very effective at increasing public awareness of an issue important to your community.
Meet with your legislators in person
Communicating directly with your elected officials is an important way to make your voice heard.
Prepare a lab tour for your legislators
Hosting a member of Congress at your institution is an excellent way to demonstrate the importance of federal funding for scientific research.
Call your legislator
How to find your legislator's number, and what to say.
Write a letter to your legislator
A letter or email is the most popular choice of communication with a congressional office.
Dos and donts for communicating with legislators
Helpful tips to make your meetings effective.
Science policy fellowships: Creating your application packet
What to include in your fellowship application packet.
Science policy fellowships: Determining where to apply
Tips on clarifying your goals, where to look and who to talk to.
Science policy fellowships: Executing a successful interview
How to demonstrate your unique qualifications and what types of questions to prepare for.