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Voices for Science
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Career Stage
Award Type
Science Policy and Communication
Of Note
Application process;
Geographical restrictions apply per track
Submission Window
December - February

Training the Next Generation of Science Advocates

Voices for Science trains scientists to communicate the value and impact of Earth and space science to key decision makers, journalists, and public audiences. The program recruits scientists to participate in one of two tracks: policy or communications.

The Voices for Science program provides scientists interested in science communications and outreach with specialized training to hone their skills. Throughout the twelve-month program, participants work directly with AGU staff to conduct regular outreach activities with a variety of audiences in their local communities.

Due to internal capacity, we can only consider applications from scientists located in certain areas of the globe; these vary from the communications to policy track. Please read each application form for details.

Activities and Benefits
The commitment entails the following:

  • A written commitment to conduct outreach activities
  • A minimum of one outreach activity per month for a twelve-month period
  • An in-depth in-person training session
  • Serve as a role model for others interested in science communication
  • Participation in Voices for Science activities at AGU's annual meeting during the year of Voices for Science participation
  • Complimentary travel, accomodations, and registration fees for AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

How it Works


During the application process, Voices for Science advocates, indicate their interest in the policy or communications track. A maximum of 20 applicants are accepted into each track. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for science communications and a strong desire to engage with a variety of audiences and to speak out about the importance of Earth and space science.

Interested in reaching out to community members, journalists, or maybe your neighbors? This is the opportunity for you!

Apply to the Communications Track
Interested in reaching out to policymakers and taking your science to your political leaders This is your track!

Apply to the Policy Track