Science Policy

U.S. Capitol Building

Apply for the Congressional Science Fellowship

Spend a year working as a staff member for a member of Congress or congressional committee as the GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellow.

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Check out our Member Policy Toolkit to find videos, articles, and other resources to help you engage with Congress.

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Solutions through Geoscience

GSA has partnered with NSF and the geoscience community to gather input and identify solutions to modern challenges.

Climate Change Solutions

Learn about this initiative and read the report

GeoHealth Solutions

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Events & Briefings

USGS Coalition Reception
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the U.S. Geological Survey, the nation’s premier natural sciences agency which conducts vital biological, geological, geographic, and hydrologic research. Learn more.

Posted 8/24/2023

Geosciences Congressional Visits Day
GEO-CVD will take place 13–14 September in Washington, D.C. Apply to attend by 4 August!
Learn more and apply.

Posted 7/17/2023

Experience Capitol Hill
Join the Geoscience and Public Policy in Washington, D.C., field trip during the 2023 Joint Southeastern & Northeastern Section Meeting.
Learn more and register.

Posted 1/25/2023


Engaging with Federal Agencies
Are you looking for more ways to put your geoscience expertise to use and engage with policymakers? You might already be familiar with GSA’s Congressional Visits Days, but there are also opportunities to make your voice heard in the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.

Posted 3/21/2023

A Framework for Federal Scientific Integrity Policy and Practice
The White House recently released a framework that provides resources for agencies to develop and improve scientific integrity policies, practices, and culture.

Posted 3/15/2023

Ocean, Hazards Bills Enacted into Law
In a flurry of activity just before the holidays, several science policy bills, mostly related to oceans and hazards, passed at the end of the 117th Congress and were signed into law.

Posted 2/17/2023

Testimony & Letters

GSA co-signs impact statement on proposed DOE budget
GSA joined other organizations in the Energy Sciences Coalition in signing a letter to Congress, which detailed the negative impacts that the House's proposed flat funding for the DOE Office of Science in FY 2024 would have.
Posted 8/10/2023

Multi-society letter affirms commitment to DEI in STEM
GSA joined nearly 50 organizations to sign a statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFAI) v. President and Fellows of Harvard and SFAI v. University of North Carolina.
Posted 7/21/2023

GSA Comments on New NSF Directorate Priorities
GSA submitted input on priority areas for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP). 
Posted 7/10/2023