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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

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Committee Description

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Due Date

FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee Food and Drug Administration The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for membership on the Blood Products Advisory Committee. This committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of blood/products derived from blood, and advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Nominees should be knowledgable in the fields of clinical and administrative medicine, hematology, immunology, blood banking, surgery, internal medicine, biochemistry, engineering, biological and physical sciences, biotechnology, computer technology, statistics, epidemiology, and other related professions. Link May 25th, 2021
NOAA Space Weather Advisory Group National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is requesting nominations for membership on the Space Weather Advisory Group (SWAG). This committee is being created to advise the interagency working group established by the National Science and Technology Council (NIST) on issues related to space weather. SWAG will consist of 15 members, five of which will be representatives from the academic community. Link May 30th, 2021
HHS Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services Department of Health and Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting nominations for membership on the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. This committee provides advice to the Secretary of HHS on how to prevent or reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Non-federal members should be either dementia caregivers, health care providers, representatives of State health departments, researchers with dementia-related expertise, or health association representatives. Link May 31st, 2021
HHS Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee Department of Health and Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations for members on the Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee. This committee coordinates the activities across the National Institutes and with other Federal health programs and activities relating to muscular dystrophy. Nominations are encouraged from leaders or representatives of muscular dystrophy research, advocacy, or service organizations. Link June 7th, 2021
BEA Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Bureau of Economic Analysis The Bureau of Economic Analysis is requesting nominations for membership on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. This committee advises the Director of the Department's statistical agencies, the BEA, and the U.S. Census Bureau on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the design, collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Members should have experience as economists, statisticians, survey methodologists, or behavioral scientists. Link June 10th, 2021
CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee Center for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). This committee provides advice to the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services regarding the practice of infection control and strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of infections. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of infectious diseases, infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, nursing, environmental and clinical microbiology, surgery, internal medicine, and public health. Link September 17th, 2021
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, is seeking nominations for membership on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. This committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services concerning the medicine and dentistry activities authorized under section 747 of the PHS Act. Nominees should have experience in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, physician assistants, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, or dental hygiene. Link September 30th, 2021
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nominations accepted on a continuous basis