Join the Movement

Science Rising was created to turn a science advocacy moment into a movement. In 2018, groups around the country mobilized scientists and science supporters in the run-up to the mid-term elections to make sure that science was part of the conversation. People stood up and organized events, rallied, wrote op-eds, and talked to candidates about the importance of science-based decision making.

Science Rising has clearly demonstrated that scientists and science advocates have an important role to play in getting candidates on the record for science, and an even more important role to play over the next two years in the run-up to the 2020 election. Read more about what we have accomplished.

What’s next

We’re taking a short hiatus in 2019 to plan for the future and strategize how to continue to grow and strengthen this movement over the coming years. In the meantime, stay involved and keep science rising! Here’s what you can do:

  • Attend a webinar training on how to build relationships with your members of Congress and influence their support for science-based policies. Register here.
  • Apply for a mini grant from Science Debate to support organizing and mobilizing efforts that promote discussion of science policy by 2020 presidential candidates. Proposals will be reviewed as received through February 28, 2019 or until funding for mini-grants has been fully expended.
  • Connect with a Science Rising partner or participating organization in your area. More than 150 organizations participated in Science Rising around the country. Reach out to a national or local organization near you to see how you can get involved.
  • Join Science Rising as a partner and help build this movement! Email us at to start the conversation.
  • Get involved in your community. Our Resources and Blog both offer examples and tips on creative and impactful ways to be a science advocate where you live.

Photo: Barbara Barrett