Science Policy

U.S. Capitol Building

Science Policy Fellowship

Spend a year working with GSA’s Director for Geoscience Policy to bring science and scientists into the policy process in Washington, D.C.

Learn more and apply


GeoHealth Solutions

GSA recently partnered with the NSF to gather actionable ideas to address geoscience and human health challenges. The Society is grateful to its members and the broader community for their thoughtful input.

Learn more and read the report

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

Engaging with Policymakers in and out of D.C.
Fri, 22 Apr., 2022, 1–2 p.m. EDT
Speakers will discuss how they apply geoscience in policy, how policy is created at different levels of government, how scientists can effectively engage in policy at every level, and current geoscience related priorities. Learn more and register.

Posted 4/18/2022

Experiences of Being a Geoscience Congressional Fellow: A Primer for Applicants
Wed., 8 Dec., 3–4 p.m. EST
An opportunity to learn about the application process, what being a AAAS Congressional Science Fellow is like, and if it's the right opportunity for you. Learn more and attend.

Posted 12/3/2021

Minerals for the 21st Century Economy
Wed., 17 Nov., 1–2 p.m. ET
Please join the Coalition for Responsible Mineral Competitiveness for their inaugural virtual briefing about the critical minerals and materials essential for the 21st century economy. Learn more and register.

Posted 11/9/2021


FY22: Less than expected increases for science
An omnibus package spending package passed in March 2022 increases funding for all science agencies, but falls short of proposals by the Biden administration and congressional appropriators.

Posted 3/18/2022

Revisiting the 1872 Mining Law
In October 2021 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee met to examine and consider updates to the General Mining Law of 1872.

Posted 1/6/2022

Times are Changing: How the New Biden Administration and 117th Congress are Addressing Climate Change
Since Inauguration Day on 20 January, 2021, the Biden Administration has focused on addressing the climate crisis.

Posted 2/22/2021

Testimony & Letters

Scientific Community Letter Supports Research Funding
GSA joined more than 100 organizations signing a letter "to robustly fund the basic and applied research and education programs."
Posted 5/20/2022

GSA Submits Testimony Supporting NSF and NASA
The testimony noted, "Investment in NSF and NASA is necessary to secure America’s future economic leadership, both through the discoveries made and the talent developed through their programs."
Posted 5/16/2022

USGS Director Nomination Hearing
The Geological Society of America sent a letter to congressional leaders about the nomination of a Director of the United States Geological Survey.
Posted 4/28/2022