Become an Advocate


FASEB represents more than 130,000 scientists through collaborative advocacy with constituent societies. Our top priority is urging Congress to provide sustainable and predictable federal funding for scientific research.

But our collective advocacy goes only so far—policymakers want to hear from constituents, too. There are many ways to deliver messages, ranging from privately meeting your legislator to attending a campaign event or town-hall meeting.

The resources below provide a set of practical tools and actions you can take to communicate with elected officials and the public.

Your Advocacy Toolkit

Request a meeting
Meeting with federal lawmakers is a good way to advocate for scientific research

Plan a congressional visit
Do your homework to effectively engage policymakers

Share your story
Tell a personal story and provide specific examples of how your research improves public health or economic vitality 

Write to Congress
Checking in after a meeting is a critical next step in forming a good relationship with members of Congress and staff 

Attend a local meeting
When there is limited time to present your case, it’s important to be prepared

Get the word out
Newspaper commentaries and letters-to-the-editor are widely read by elected officials, their aides, and the public 

Connect on social media
Social media has changed the way the public communicates with policymakers. Join the conversation  

Legislative action center
Sign up to receive alerts about important science policy issues 

Host a lab visit
Invite officials to see your research in person





Stay Informed





Science Policy News

FASEB Submits Comments on ARPA-H Proposal in Cures 2.0 Bill
Posted on: September 15, 2021
FASEB Comments on Federal Scientific Integrity Policies
Posted on: August 9, 2021
FASEB Submits Letter to NIH Leadership Regarding Animal Research
Posted on: August 5, 2021
FASEB Comments on NIH's Efforts to End Sexual Harassment
Posted on: August 4, 2021
FASEB Commends Passage of Bills to Increase Investments in Research
Posted on: July 13, 2021
FASEB Comments on Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Cancer Research Workforce
Posted on: July 9, 2021
FASEB Congratulates Eric S. Lander, PhD, on Confirmation as White House Science Advisor
Posted on: June 15, 2021
FASEB Comments on Barriers and Burdens to U.S. Immigration Services
Posted on: May 17, 2021
FASEB Sends Letter to EPA Administrator
Posted on: May 5, 2021
FASEB Supports NASEM Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Academic Women
Posted on: April 12, 2021