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The McClure Center values its role in expanding opportunities to get involved in public policy for students — from undergraduates to postdoctoral. The Center also values its role in connecting faculty to opportunities that relate their research to public policy. One way to do this is by linking students and faculty on sabbatical to internships, jobs and research opportunities.

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2020
Geoscience Policy Intern, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Join AGI as a Geoscience Policy Intern! The Geoscience Policy program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related engineering students or entry level graduates (Bachelor's or Master's level) with a strong interest in federal science policy for the Geoscience Policy Internship. Interns will have the opportunity to hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative process. 
Additional details

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2020
Science and Technology Policy Internship, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking applicants for its spring semester science and technology policy internship program. Applicants should have an interest in science and public policy, relevant research experience, and university coursework in a related field. Interns are unpaid, but can receive course credit for completion of the program. We are seeking interns from diverse academic backgrounds (undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated), including those with experience in the sciences, engineering, political science, legislative affairs, international affairs, security studies, history, public policy, operations research, robotics, neuroscience, foreign languages, regional studies, and ethics.
Learn more.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2021
Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE)
WISE prepares future leaders of the engineering profession who are aware of, and who can contribute to, the increasingly important issues at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy in the United States. Each summer, the WISE societies select outstanding 3rd or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks living in Washington, D.C., during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory public policy decision-making.
Learn more.

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2021
Native American Congressional Internship Program, Udall Foundation
The Native American Congressional Internship provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Interns will learn how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their Tribes. A community of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students will live and work in Washington, D.C. from May 27 to August 1, 2020. Interns have access to a network of American Indian professionals and alumni who work on behalf of tribal nations. Interns are supported with housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend.
Program details and application.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple internships, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
EESI is a not-for-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus to provide timely, credible information for policymakers and influential stakeholders, and promote innovative environmental and energy solutions. EESI internships offer invaluable career benefits and opportunities and may also be used for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate credit. EESI recruits interns throughout the year on a rotating basis. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Internships require a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for a minimum of 10-12 weeks. 
Please click on the internships listed below for more information:

Deadline: Rolling
Fellowships and grants, University of Idaho Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research offers a variety of competitive funding resources, including research grants, summer-specific funding and travel grants. 
Learn more

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2020
Geoscience Policy Intern, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Join AGI as a Geoscience Policy Intern! The Geoscience Policy program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related engineering students or entry level graduates (Bachelor's or Master's level) with a strong interest in federal science policy for the Geoscience Policy Internship. Interns will have the opportunity to hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative process. 
Additional details

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2020
Science and Technology Policy Internship, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking applicants for its spring semester science and technology policy internship program. Applicants should have an interest in science and public policy, relevant research experience, and university coursework in a related field. Interns are unpaid, but can receive course credit for completion of the program. We are seeking interns from diverse academic backgrounds (undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated), including those with experience in the sciences, engineering, political science, legislative affairs, international affairs, security studies, history, public policy, operations research, robotics, neuroscience, foreign languages, regional studies, and ethics.
Learn more.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2021
Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE)
WISE prepares future leaders of the engineering profession who are aware of, and who can contribute to, the increasingly important issues at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy in the United States. Each summer, the WISE societies select outstanding 3rd or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks living in Washington, D.C., during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory public policy decision-making.
Learn more.

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2021
Native American Congressional Internship Program, Udall Foundation
The Native American Congressional Internship provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Interns will learn how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their Tribes. A community of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students will live and work in Washington, D.C. from May 27 to August 1, 2020. Interns have access to a network of American Indian professionals and alumni who work on behalf of tribal nations. Interns are supported with housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend.
Program details and application.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
Dissertation Fellowship Program, U.S. Census Bureau 
One-year fellowship to support research in general fields related to statistics, economics, and demography. Direct connections to research topics that relate to the planning, collection, processing, analysis, making inferences, and disseminating data and data products is essential. 
Additional details.

Deadline: April 30, 2021
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Now in its 22nd year, this fellowship is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies' unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows' appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind. Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. They also work in foreign governments, in international institutions such as the European Union and World Bank, in universities, and in the private sector.
More information.  

Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple internships, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
EESI is a not-for-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus to provide timely, credible information for policymakers and influential stakeholders, and promote innovative environmental and energy solutions. EESI internships offer invaluable career benefits and opportunities and may also be used for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate credit. EESI recruits interns throughout the year on a rotating basis. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Internships require a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for a minimum of 10-12 weeks. 
Please click on the internships listed below for more information:

Deadline: As soon as possible
6-Month and 12-Month Fellowship, National Center for Health Research 
Terrific opportunity for someone with a PhD (or ABD), MD, MPH, or similar graduate degree who recently completed their degree or postdoc or wants to move into the policy arena. Learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience with federal agencies! We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in quantitative research who can interpret and “translate” research findings into compelling and persuasive information for the public, policy makers, and potential funders. Study in epidemiology/public health, medicine, psychology, or a closely related field is required. Excellent understanding of public health statistics and oral as well as written communication skills are also required. Grant-writing skills are a plus. Must be willing to commit for 6 months or 12 months, and will be eligible for promotion and renewal. 
More information

Deadline: Rolling
Congressional Research Grant, Dirksen Congressional Center
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process. The Center also encourages proposals that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation and oversight of public policy. Proposals must demonstrate that Congress, not the specific policy, is the central research interest.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Postdoctoral Researcher - Physical Climate Risk, Niskanen Center and Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) 
The Niskanen Center, in conjunction with WHRC, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher and writer to join our growing climate department for a two-year joint position based primarily in Washington, D.C., with opportunities to travel to Woods Hole for extended periods to pursue research projects. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to pursue an independent research project, in collaboration with WHRC scholars, and work with Niskanen Center staff to promote climate science with policymakers through a high volume of public writing, speaking, and direct engagement. The principle aim will be the completion of the fellowship with new expertise, and a large portfolio of work describing the methods, results, and implications of climate science for policymakers.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Postdoctoral scholars, University of California Berkeley and the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) 
We are seeking postdoctoral scholars interested in science policy. Postdocs will leverage their previous training to work with EBRC programs and to conduct an individual research project. Applications are being accepted for those interested in any of our four focus areas: Technical Research Roadmapping, Security, Education, and Policy & International Engagement. Roughly 75% time will be dedicated to projects in the selected focus area. In addition to the projects outlined above, postdocs will participate in EBRC core activities (annual meetings and retreats); have opportunities for relevant training in science policy; and meet government officials and policymakers through EBRC events and periodic trips to Washington, DC. Typically, positions are for an initial term of one year, renewable for a second year dependent on funding.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
6-Month and 12-Month Fellowship, National Center for Health Research 
Terrific opportunity for someone with a PhD (or ABD), MD, MPH, or similar graduate degree who recently completed their degree or postdoc or wants to move into the policy arena. Learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience with federal agencies! We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in quantitative research who can interpret and “translate” research findings into compelling and persuasive information for the public, policy makers, and potential funders. Study in epidemiology/public health, medicine, psychology, or a closely related field is required. Excellent understanding of public health statistics and oral as well as written communication skills are also required. Grant-writing skills are a plus. Must be willing to commit for 6 months or 12 months, and will be eligible for promotion and renewal. 
More information.

Deadline: Rolling
Congressional Research Grant, Dirksen Congressional Center
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process. The Center also encourages proposals that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation and oversight of public policy. Proposals must demonstrate that Congress, not the specific policy, is the central research interest.
Additional details.

Deadline: Oct. 16, 2020
Jefferson Science Fellowship, U.S. Agency for International Development/U.S. Department of State/U.S. National Academy of Sciences
On October 8, 2003, the Secretary of State announced the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program, establishing a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering, and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and international development programming. The JSF program is administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is supported through a partnership between the U.S. academic community, professional scientific societies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The JSF is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens in early August and closes at the end of October. Selected JSFs spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. Following the fellowship year, Fellows will return to their academic career but remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.
Additional details here.   

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020
The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) for Tenured International Relations Scholars, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) 
This fellowship offers tenured academics from a variety of scholarly backgrounds practical experience in the foreign policy-making field through placement at a U.S. government agency, in Congress, or with an international organization. The fellowship is geared toward professors who propose to work on peace and security issues and who have limited experience working at a U.S. government agency, in Congress, or at an international organization. The fellowship helps close the gap between research and practice on peace and security as well as enrich the teaching and scholarship of tenured academics by enabling selected fellows to become practitioners. The program also benefits policymakers by exposing them to critical scholarly research relevant to the foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States and the world.
More information.

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020
International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
The IAF in International Economics, sponsored by Kimberly Querrey, offers business economists as well as university-based economics scholars hands-on experience in the U.S. government to expand their range of thinking and work on international economic policy. Possible host placements for the fellowship appointment include but are not limited to the Federal Reserve Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Commerce, and relevant parts of the White House. The IAF in International Economics aims to enrich the teaching, scholarship, and research of academics; inform the practice of business economists; and expose policymakers to cutting edge scholarly research and academic debates. The duration of the fellowship is between six and nine months, beginning on a mutually agreeable date.
Learn more

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2020
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF)
The AAAS STPF is open to U.S. citizens following completion of a terminal degree. Now in its 47th year, this prestigious fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. 
Program and application information here

Deadline: Jan. 2021
White House Fellowship, White House Fellows Foundation and Association
The White House Fellowship is a nonpartisan program that fosters and strengthens leaders for the betterment of our communities and nation. Fellows spend a year working as full-time, paid staff members for senior White House officials and Cabinet Secretaries. They also participate in an education program that includes meetings with prominent executives in the public and private sectors and trips to observe U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. 
More information.

Deadline: Rolling
Congressional Research Grant, Dirksen Congressional Center
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process. The Center also encourages proposals that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation, and oversight of public policy. Proposals must demonstrate that Congress, not the specific policy, is the central research interest.
Additional details.

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2020
Director – Division of Extramural Activities (DEA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
We are seeking superior candidates to serve in the role of Director, DEA. This position will report directly to the NIMH Director. The DEA is comprised of three (3) Branches which consist of the Extramural Policy Branch, Grants Management Branch and Extramural Review Branch. The DEA Director also oversees and coordinates all activities of the National Advisory Mental Health Council, serving as its Executive Secretary which advises the Secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other programs of the Institute. The incumbent must have extensive experience in a relevant scientific area and in federal research grants. He/She must ensure coordination across the Institute’s extramural program divisions in terms of scientific substance, policy, and procedural issues and will represent the Institute on scientific and extramural policy issues within the Department and with domestic and foreign organizations, public and private. Competitive candidates must also demonstrate capabilities to provide strong policy over and monitoring of a major national scientific research programs.  
Interested candidates should send their letter of interest and curriculum vitae to NIMHsearch@mail.nih.gov

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2020
Junior Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of International Affairs (IA) seeks outstanding new college graduates to help advance IA’s mission to support U.S. economic prosperity by strengthening the global economy, preventing and mitigating international financial instability, and tackling existing and newly evolving global challenges. Junior Fellows have a wide range of responsibilities, providing them with exposure to multiple policy issues and opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. They typically perform a variety of tasks that include developing policy proposals, analyzing international economic and financial developments, providing administrative support, and conducting analytical studies.
Details available.

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020
Multiple Fellowships, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
CFR seeks fellowship applicants for the 2021–2022 academic year. The programs offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for accomplished mid and senior career professionals. Selected fellows broaden their foreign policy experience by spending their fellowships in public service or research environments. 
Learn more.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2020
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF)
The AAAS STPF is open to U.S. citizens following completion of a terminal degree. Now in its 47th year, this prestigious fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. 
Program and application information here.  

Deadline: Jan. 2021
White House Fellowship, White House Fellows Foundation and Association
The White House Fellowship is a nonpartisan program that fosters and strengthens leaders for the betterment of our communities and nation. Fellows spend a year working as full-time, paid staff members for senior White House officials and Cabinet Secretaries. They also participate in an education program that includes meetings with prominent executives in the public and private sectors and trips to observe U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. 
More information.

Deadline: Multiple
Multiple positions, Culmen International
Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, and optimizing government operations. We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver logistics, training and language services worldwide. With experience in over 100 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.
More information

Deadline: As soon as possible
Director of Information Policy, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
ARL is a collective of leading libraries and archives in the United States and Canada. The Association has a proven record of accomplishment in law and public policy, most notably in copyright and other forms of intellectual property; digital information access; diversity, equity, and inclusion; accessibility; privacy; and open scholarship. This position presents a unique opportunity to work on major policy questions of the Information Age, in close collaboration with higher education and scholarly communities and with the ultimate aim of advancing the research enterprise, including equitable and enduring access to knowledge. ARL seeks an experienced policy analyst and advocate to lead on key priorities within the Association’s advocacy, scholarship, and policy agenda. This position will serve as the staff lead to ARL’s Advocacy and Public Policy Committee.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
The BPC is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy. The Senior Analyst will join the BPC Energy Project policy team, a dynamic and fast-moving group that is focused on the development of pragmatic, durable federal policies that responsibly transition the U.S. to a low-carbon economy, invest smartly in the next generation of energy technologies and infrastructure, and maintain economic growth. 
Learn more

Deadline: As soon as possible
ORISE Fellowship, Oak Ridge Institute - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. The ORISE participant will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in two main topic areas: 1) advancement of combined heat and power (CHP) technologies; and 2) development of strategic energy management approaches, such as ISO 50001. More specifically, within the CHP topic, the ORISE participant will receive hands on experience in the development of an integrated strategy and work plan to guide AMO’s CHP activities within its Technical Partnerships group. This may include researching the state of the CHP market, including key barriers and drivers to implementation, and staying abreast of new policy and technology developments impacting CHP implementation.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple positions, MITRE
As a not-for-profit organization, MITRE works in the public interest across federal, state, and local governments, as well as industry and academia. We bring innovative ideas into existence in areas as varied as artificial intelligence, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, space security, policy and economic expertise, trustworthy autonomy, cyber threat sharing, and cyber resilience.
Learn more

Deadline: Various
Multiple Positions at the National Democratic Institute (NDI)
The NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
Additional details.

All-Digital Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Aug. 31-Oct. 2, 2020
The Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s premier public policy conference, bringing together thousands of people to explore issues affecting African Americans and black communities around the world. This year, ALC will be hosted virtually and will include 30 policy sessions led by Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members, a National Town Hall, the Emerging Leaders Series and live entertainment.
More information

International American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Kavli Science Journalism Awards 
Sept. 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
The Kavli Science Journalism Awards will mark its 75th anniversary with a webinar on “Science Journalism During a Pandemic and Beyond.” It will feature four distinguished winners of the award -- Carl Zimmer, Maggie Koerth, Angela Saini and Azeen Ghorayshi. 
Register

MIT Policy Hackathon 2020: Equity & Engagement
Final deadline: Sept. 30, 2020
Hackathon: Oct. 23-25, 2020

This year's hackathon will be an entirely virtual event. With challenges ranging from COVID-19 to internet policy to environmental justice, we look forward to another memorable weekend of brainstorming and collaborating on some of the most pressing current policy questions! We look forward to updating you soon with further details on this year's speakers and challenges! 
The application is open now – applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will each out to confirm your acceptance to the hackathon.

Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL)
Sept. 30, 2020, 2-3:00 p.m. Eastern

RSVP here by Sept. 28 for the Zoom link
Curious about how to get involved with your government at the state and city level? Want to make an impact in your local community? Join Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally and the Ecological Society of America for a Civic Engagement webinar. While federal policy and politics tends to dominate the national headlines, the importance of policy-making and implementation at the state and local government level often gets overlooked. In this webinar, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL) will discuss the ways in which scientists can engage with local government, and use their expertise and inquiry driven, evidence-based approaches to inform policy decisions.

Call for submissions, Science & Diplomacy
Deadline: Oct. 11, 2020
Call for submissions, Science & Diplomacy
Science & Diplomacy will publish a December 2020 special issue on future-casting science diplomacy. We especially encourage novel findings and perspectives from the next generation of science diplomats—thinkers and practitioners—in this special issue.
Read this PDF for additional details.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Forum
Oct. 13-14, 2020, Washington, D.C.
2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. It also marks the 75th anniversary of the landmark science policy report “Science: The Endless Frontier”, by Vannevar Bush, which informed so much of the science system that we know of today. Come join us, take part in discussions and hear from experts about how we should build on this framework for the future. The AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy gives you exclusive access to participate in discussions with the nation’s top experts and decision-makers on the most important public policy issues facing the science, engineering and academic communities.
More information

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition Conference
Oct. 22-23, 2020

The Coalition will host its first-ever virtual conference. Open to all who are interested in building connections across science, technology and human rights, the virtual format will include new opportunities for engagement.
Register here.

COVID-19 Resources 
U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
The NASEM is rapidly mobilizing critical expertise to inform government response and recovery efforts with evidence-based guidance, and facilitating collaboration across research disciplines – and between the public and private sectors – to help fight this pandemic.
Find the resources here

U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources
New webpage available on the public facing CRS website, with content updated frequently.
Learn more.

Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation Releases New Report
“Science, Technology, and Democracy: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office”
Read the report here

Federal Data Strategy Team Releases Playbook on Data Governance
The Federal Data Strategy team has released The Data Governance Playbook to help agencies get started with prioritizing data governance and assessing maturity. This playbook outlines two “plays” to help agencies improve their organizational leadership for leveraging data as an asset and to respond to the requirements of the Evidence Act. Each play includes activities designed to build data infrastructure through data governance bodies and maturity assessments, providing the foundation for a data-driven culture that embraces the Mission Statement, Principles, and Practices of the Federal Data Strategy.
Read the Playbook.

Office of Management and Budget Releases Guidance on Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 emphasizes collaboration and coordination to advance data and evidence-building functions in the Federal Government. The Evidence Act mandates Federal evidence-building activities, open government data, and confidential information protection and statistical efficiency. OMB has now released guidance for agencies, which provides key requirements for the initial phase of the implementation of the law.
Read the guidance.

Public Face of Science Report
new publication of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Public Face of Science project, Encountering Science in America, is now available. Studying where and why Americans connect with science furthers the mission of the Public Face of Science to explore and improve the complex and evolving relationship between scientists and the public.

McClure Center

Physical Address:
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Mailing Address:
James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

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