Research!America seeks to empower early-career researchers to become articulate spokespersons for science and research to public officials and their communities alike.
The Civic Engagement Microgrant Program
Applications are CLOSED for the Research!America 2022–2023 Civic Engagement Microgrant Program. Thank you to everyone who applied!
The Microgrant program provides funding for STEM graduate students, professional students (medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, etc.), and postdocs who want to create projects aimed at building dialogue with public officials, community leaders, and local community members around issues of common interest. Ideas and programs support building policy and communication skills and increase their level of engagement with their communities, community leaders, and elected and non-elected government officials.
Learn more about the Research!America Civic Engagement Microgrant Program for student and postdoc-led science policy groups and read about previous years’ projects.
Early Career Scientist Spotlights
To learn more about the work the early-career scientists are doing, check out these spotlights: