This article is published in the November 2012 issue.

2013 Leadership in Science Policy Institute Accepting Nominations

As part of its mission to develop a next generation of leaders in the computing research community, the CRA’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) announces the second offering of the CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI), intended to educate computing researchers on how science policy in the U.S. is formulated and how our government works. We are currently seeking nominations for participants.

LiSPI will be centered around a two day workshop to be held April 11-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Full details of LiSPI are available at:

LiSPI will feature presentations and discussions with science policy experts, current and former Hill staff, and relevant agency and Administration personnel about mechanics of the legislative process, interacting with agencies, advisory committees, and the federal case for computing. View sessions and speakers from our first offering last November here.


That first offering in November 2011 attracted 34 participants from 24 different institutions. A post-workshop survey indicated that the participates ranked the workshop overall as generally excellent, with all who responded remarking that it made them feel more comfortable engaging in science policy.

Selections for LiSPI 2013 will be based on record of accomplishment, proven ability to communicate, and promise. Selections will be announced by the year end. LiSPI 2013 will be open to 60 participants.

Please discuss this opportunity with your colleagues, identify those you believe would be interested in participating, and submit nominations here!