Become an Advocate

FASEB Capitol Hill Day

Each year, FASEB hosts its Capitol Hill Day. In 2023, scientists/advocates representing 25 scientific societies visited Capitol Hill to urge their senators and representatives to provide sustainable and predictable federal funding for scientific research in fiscal year 2024. Many lawmakers indicated they would support our 2024 funding requests. This is a great start but we must keep up the pressure on our elected officials.  


Advocate Spotlight: Cherié Butts

Immunologist Cherié L. Butts believes the scientific community should be more active in advocating for more and better funding for public and private research. “What I try to tell people is never assume the funding will always be there for you because there's no guarantee that the cycle will continue. We must continuously work on this.”

Read Cherié Butts’ Story

Make Your Voice Heard

FASEB represents more than 110,000 scientists through collaborative advocacy with constituent societies. Help us amplify the impact of our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill by taking action in your home state/community.

Advocacy at Home

You do not need to come to Washington to be an effective advocate! Elected officials need to hear from their constituents in their home states. 

Use the resources below to communicate with your elected officials to urge them to support increased funding for research.

Your Advocacy Toolkit

Request a Meeting

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

Request a Meeting




Plan a Congressional Visit

Do your homework to effectively engage policymakers. 

Plan a congressional visit




Share Your Story

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

Share Your Story




Write to Congress

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

Write to congress




Attend a Local Meeting

When there is limited time to present your case, it’s important to be prepared. 

Attend a local meeting




Connect on Social Media

Social media have changed the way the public communicates with policymakers. Join the conversation. 

Connect on Social Media




Stay Informed 

Sign up to receive alerts about important science policy issues.

Visit Legislative action center




Host a Lab Visit

Invite officials to see your research in person.

Host a lab visit




Review the CHIPS and Science Act

Learn about new funding for science agencies.

View FY 2023 Budget Authorization    View FY 2024 Budget Authorization