More Ways to Get Involved
Further engage with the largest non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public and policymaker awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research and innovation.
Access opportunities beyond membership as sponsors and speakers at our signature events, hosts of state/regional polls and issue-specific convenings, and supporters of early-career researchers through our Summit event and fellow and intern programs. We welcome the opportunity to put together a comprehensive package for your organization.
Advocacy Awards-Be part of recognizing notable leaders and key organizations whose commitment to advocacy for research and innovation has advanced medical and public health progress in profoundly important ways.
Early Career Scientist Summit – Invest in future scientists with our annual Summit that allows early career researchers the opportunity to explore an array of career paths, network with fellow researchers, participate in professional development workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions around issues critical to the success of the R&D ecosystem.
National Health Research Forum – Engage with top federal officials, leadership from across our broad membership, and distinguished national media to take an unvarnished look at issues that are vital to the well-being of our nation, our economy, and most importantly, patients.
Convening and Polling
Public Opinion Surveys –Establish survey data to support your advocacy efforts. Since 1992, Research!America has commissioned more than 130 surveys, in 47 states and nationally, to measure a variety of topics related to research and medical progress. Survey results have appeared online and in opinion pieces, letters-to-the editor, and news articles in national and regional publications.
Roundtables –Participate with thought leaders to help identify challenges, brainstorm steps forward, and explore collaborations to create momentum and speed the pace of proactive change for in-the-moment policy and advocacy issues.
Education and Public Awareness Programs
Educational Webinars & Virtual Briefings –Bring attention to the value and impact of health and medical research through a webinar/briefing. Speakers are representative of the research ecosystem. Topics discussed include basic research, drug development, the patient voice, as well as health economics. Target audiences include Research!America alliance members and their networks, congressional staff, and members of the general public.
Fact Sheets –Illustrate the social and economic impact of medical and health research through Research!America’s fact sheets. Fact sheets focus on one or a set of conditions or health topics and include current statistics and examples of cost- and life-saving benefits of research.
Fellowships & Internships
Policy And Advocacy Fellowship –Create a meaningful experience for post-doctoral scientists to learn about the policymaking process as it bears on all stakeholders. The program aims to engage and bolster participants’ analytical and communication skills as they work side-by-side permanent staff and with senior level mentors on a diversity of federal, science-relevant, policy, and funding issues.
Policy & Communications Internships –Provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of hands-on advocacy experiences aimed at introducing them to, or furthering their knowledge of, science and health policy. As part of their experience, interns are aligned with mid- and senior-level mentors.
For more information about partnering with Research!America, email Katie Goode, Senior Director of Alliance Development and Membership or call 703-307-0283.