1 December 2021

Applications Now Open for Congressional Visits Day 2022

Julie Davis American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Every year the AAS brings volunteers to Washington, DC, to advocate for federal support of their science with their members of Congress as part of a Congressional Visits Day (CVD). The CVD aims to introduce scientists to the federal processes that enable their work and empower individuals to advocate for their science. This year will hopefully be a return to in-person visits on Capitol Hill (pending evolving COVID-19 considerations).

We typically select approximately 15 volunteers, balancing the program by location, career stage, and experience. Graduate students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to participate. Most travel, housing, and meal costs are reimbursable by the AAS. This year’s CVD is planned for late March/early April.

Please use our CVD 2022 Sign-Up Form. You’ll need to sign in to the website using your AAS username and password to submit the form. The deadline for applications to AAS CVD 2022 is 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, 27 February 2022. Selected volunteers will be notified by March 2022.

Sign Up for AAS CVD 2022