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American Association for the Advancement of Science Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering Workshop

Every other year, Rackham selects and supports four graduate students to attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop in Washington, D.C. Students spend two to three days learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement.

Rackham covers registration as well as all associated travel and lodging costs for the selected students. For additional details about the CASE workshop, visit the AAAS website.


  • Students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Campus.
  • Students must be in a STEM field:
    • Biological, physical, or earth sciences
    • Computational sciences and mathematics
    • Engineering disciplines
    • Medical and health sciences
    • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Students must be available to travel to Washington, D.C., on the program dates.
  • Students must write a blog post or share their experience with Rackham staff and with others on campus in another way agreed upon at the time of acceptance.


Application Deadline

February 6, 2023, by 9:00 a.m. EST


Program Dates

March 26 to 29, 2023

Contact the Program in Public Scholarship

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Email: [email protected]


The Program in Public Scholarship is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.