We are currently accepting applications for our January 2021 cohort of Community Science Fellows and Community Leaders.  Apply by 6 November!

Fall 2020 Science, Policy, Engagement CSF

Science, Policy, & Engagement Cohort:
Building an Enduring Grassroots Constituency for Science

Application period CLOSED.


AGU has been awarded a grant from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a new project, “Building an Enduring Grassroots Constituency for Science,” that will create science-community partnerships in eight communities across the United States*. Fellows selected for the 2020 “Science, Policy, and Engagement” Cohort will support community-science partnerships that advance local priorities and engages with public audiences, media, and decision makers.


*Fellow submissions from outside of the United States are not currently accepted through this form. For more information about Thriving Earth Exchange’s international partnerships and community science activities, please email [email protected]

Selection criteria for Community Science Fellows supporting 2020 Science, Policy and Engagement cohort communities include: 

  • Ability to attend the Community Science Fellow training workshop in person on DATE TBD in Washington, D.C. (travel and lodging provided by AGU) 
  • Education: undergraduate degree (minimum) 
  • Career stage: any 
  • Science background: not required formally, but some interest/familiarly is necessary 
  • Commitment to and experience in (or strong intent to pursue) community science
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, including low-income/disadvantaged communities, preferred
  • A passion for elevating community-led action and local priorities 
  • Project management and facilitation skills 
  • Leadership experience in multidisciplinary/culturally sensitive environments 
  • Evidence of consistent and long-term volunteer work or community engagement (preferred) 
  • An aptitude for science communication 
  • A strong desire to support community-led engagement with a variety of audiences, including policy makers and the media 
  • Desire to speak out about the value of connecting community priorities with science and the importance of Earth and space science in local communities, and to help others do the same 
  • Enthusiasm for the role and for engaging with the Thriving Earth Exchange program 
  • Willingness and ability to be reflective about their role and the Thriving Earth Exchange program 
  • Humility, ability to listen, and strong communication skills 
  • Must reside within the United States or a U.S. Territory.  

While it is beneficial for community science fellows to be located near the communities they support, it is not required.

To apply:

To become a Community Science Fellow, please use the form below. We look forward to receiving your application!

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