[Taxacom] Deadline Approaching: Graduate Student Leaders Sought to Shape Science Policy

Julie Palakovich Carr jpalakovichcarr at aibs.org
Tue Dec 23 15:56:11 CST 2014

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 AIBS Emerging Public Policy
Leadership Award.  This award, presented by the American Institute of
Biological Sciences, recognizes graduate students in the biological
sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science
policy.  Recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of
science and public policy.

Winners receive:

- A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the Biological and Ecological
Sciences Coalition Congressional Visits Day, an annual event that brings
scientists to the nation's capital to advocate for federal investment in
the biological sciences, with a primary focus on the National Science
Foundation.  The event will be held on 13-14 May 2015.  Domestic travel and
hotel expenses will be paid for the winners.

- Policy and communications training, including information on the
legislative process and trends in federal science funding.

- Meetings with congressional policymakers to discuss the importance of
federal investments in the biological sciences.

- A one-year AIBS membership, including a subscription to the journal
BioScience and a copy of "Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with
the Media."

- An award certificate and membership in the EPPLA alumni network.

The 2015 award is open to U.S. citizens enrolled in a graduate degree
program in the biological sciences, science education, or a closely allied
field.  Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to
science policy and/or science education policy.  Prior EPPLA winners and
AIBS science policy interns/fellows are not eligible.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, 18 January 2015.
The application can be downloaded at

Julie Palakovich Carr
Public Policy Manager
American Institute of Biological Sciences
1444 I Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

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