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Federal Service and Leadership Opportunities

There are many ways to impact and influence national priorities addressing societal challenges. For Congress, you could be invited to provide expert testimony on your area of expertise and provide expert opinion on legislation or a current issue that the committee is trying to understand better and/or find solutions for. If you have been asked to provide expert testimony before a House or Senate Committee, reach out to Kristina Ko or Madeline Nykaza from the U-M Washington D.C. office and consult the resource document for testifying faculty, available here.

The federal government regularly asks for nominations to serve on Federal Advisory Committees, to be recognized with national awards. We will update this page regularly with opportunities as they become available and encourage you to self-nominate, ask someone to nominate you, or nominate your U-M colleague.

A list of active nominations follows:

Announcement

Agency

Committee Description

Link

Due Date

EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committtee Ozone Panel Environmental Protection Agency The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board is requesting nominations of scientific experts for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Ozone Panel. This panel will provide advice to the EPA administrator on the relative contribution to air pollution concentrations. Nominees should have expertise in the following fields, especially with respect to ozone: Air quality, atmospheric science and chemistry, epidemiology, biostatistics, risk assessment, ecology, and effects on welfare and the environment. Link December 6th, 2021
Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Department of Health and Human Services The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking nominations for membership on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). This council was established to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention and care of HIV infection and AIDS. Nominations are sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of PACHA's objectives. Members are invited to serve on the PACHA for up to four-year terms. Link January 3rd, 2022
FAA Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee Federal Aviation Administration The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking nominations for the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC), formerly called the Drone Advisory Committee. This committee advises the FAA administrator on matters of unmanned aircraft systems and advanced air mobility integration issues. Members represent a variety of groups, including research, development, and academia. Link January 10th, 2022
HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections Department of Health and Human Services The Office for Human Research Protections, a program office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking nominations to be considered for appointment on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). This committee provides advice to the Secretary of HHS on matters pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS direted toward protections for human subjects in research. Nominees should have experience in public health and medicine, behavioral and social sciences, patient advocacy, health administration, or biomedical ethics. Link January 11th, 2022
CDC Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC). This committee provides scientific and technical advice to the Department of Health and Human Services. The clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory specialties represented include microbiology, immunology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, cytopathology, histopathology, genetic testing, and informatics. Link March 1st, 2022
NSF Advisory Committee Opening National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting nominations for positions available on its scientific and technical federal advisory committees. There are 15 advisory committees accepting nominations, including:
  • Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences
  • Advisory Committee for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure
  • Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources
  • Advisory Committee for Engineering
  • Advisory Committee for Geosciences
  • Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering
  • Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
  • Advisory Committee for Polar Programs
  • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering
  • Advisory Committee for Business and Operations
  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee
  • STEM Education Advisory Panel
Link Nominations Accepted on a continuous basis

NOAA National Sea Grant Advisory Board

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. Board members discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other related matters. The Board consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government, and citizens groups.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis

NIST Civilian Innovation Advisory Board

Department of Commerce

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, is establishing the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board. This board will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce on issues related to the Federal Government's engagement and support of technological innovation, and the incorporation and adoption of emerging technology. Nominees should have experience in identifying and adopting technology innovations into the operation of organizations, developing new technology concepts, or leading large corporations or organizations.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis

HRSA Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT). The ACOT provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary) on matters concerning policy, program development, and other matters of significance concerning organ transplantation.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis

HRSA Advisory Committee on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations for membership on the Advisory Committee on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT). The ACBSCT provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on matters concerning policy, program development, scientific advances, and other matters of significance concerning blood stem cell transplantation.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis

HRSA Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD). The ACTPCMD provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on matters concerning policy, program development, and other matters of significance concerning the medicine and dentistry activities.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis

HRSA Council on Graduate Medical Education

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for appointment as members of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME). COGME provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS; the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on matters concerning the supply and distribution of physicians in the United States, physician workforce trends, training issues, financing policies, and other matters of significance related to physician workforce and graduate medical education.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis

HRSA National Advisory Council on Migrant Health

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the National Council on Migrant Health (NACMH). The NACMH consults with and makes recommendations to the HHS Secretary and the HRSA Administrator concerning the organization, operation, selection, and funding of migrant health centers.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis

NIST Federal Advisory Committees

National Institute of Standards and Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting nominations for appointment to eight existing Federal Advisory Committees:

  • Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award;

  • Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award;

  • Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board;

  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board;

  • National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee;

  • Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction;

  • Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology.

Link

Nominations accepted on a continuous basis