General Information on Science Policy
Science Policy Careers
Working with Congress
* AAAS Working With Congress Online - Web Resources for Scientists and Engineers -- Provides useful internet resources concerning working with Congress and the Executive Branch including the 17 Cardinal Rules for Working with Congress contained in the book Working With Congress: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers, 2nd ed., by William G. Wells, Jr. This site also provides a very good list of suggested readings for those interested in Congress and science policy.
Science in the 2012 Presidential Election
Science Policy Journals
The Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) -- JSPG is an interdisciplinary policy journal that seeks
high-quality submissions from students and young scholars on emerging or continuing science policy debates. JSPG
seeks to publish articles on a variety of policy areas including: scientific
research, engineering, innovation, technology transfer, commercialization,
bio-medicine, drug development, energy, the environment, climate change, the
application of technology in developing countries, STEM education, and space
exploration. Submissions on other topics are also welcome as long as they relate
to the theme of science policy and governance. Current
students (undergraduate or graduate) and recent graduates within three years of
earning a degree (bachelors, masters, or doctoral) are eligible to submit.
Magazines, Newsletters and Web Resources
* Issues in Science & Technology -- Issues in Science & Technology is a quarterly publication that provides a forum for discussion of public policy related to science, engineering, and medicine. This includes policy for science (how we nurture the health of the research enterprise) and science for policy (how we use knowledge more effectively to achieve social goals), with emphasis on the latter.
R&D Budget Information
* AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program – This website helps contribute to informed public discussion regarding federal support for R&D by providing timely, objective, and accurate information on federal R&D support. The Program provides statistical and analytical perspectives on R&D funding in one printed annual report and numerous web-based analyses looking at all aspects of the federal R&D Budget. It include both timely and historical budget information on funding for key scientific research agencies
S&T Statistics and Indicators
* National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Statistics – This page, produced by the NSF Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) provides links to the latest SRS publications which contain a wide range of current and historical data and analyses about the nation's science and engineering resources.