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2020 MJFF Researcher Hill Day Application

Thank you for your interest in The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s 2020 Researcher Hill Day.

This event brings scientists and research professionals to Capitol Hill to advocate for increased federal investments in biomedical research. 

The event will take place March 3-4, 2020, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Programming will begin at 4 p.m. on the 3rd and conclude by 6 p.m. on the 4th. Applicants must be available for the entirety of the event.

  • Tuesday, March 3: Attendees will take part in advocacy training to prepare for meetings with members of Congress. Meeting talking points and educational materials will be provided by the Foundation. The training will include a working dinner.
  • Wednesday, March 4: Attendees will travel to Capitol Hill to conduct meetings with their lawmakers and advocate for federal research funding. 

Please complete this application so we can learn more about your research and your congressional district. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Accepted applicants will receive travel and hotel accommodations, select meals, and reimbursement for transportation to and from the airport/train station and Capitol Hill.  

Please complete your application by Wednesday, January 22, 2020. All individuals will be informed as to whether or not they have been invited to attend Researcher Hill Day by Friday, January 31, via email. 

If you know of colleagues, including graduate students and postdocs, who may be interested in attending this event, we encourage you to forward them this application.

If you have questions, please email Brittany Meyer at

*Please provide us with your home address so we can identify who your senators and representative are and if they sit on congressional committees that make decisions about biomedical research funding.

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