[Taxacom] Apply for the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Julie Palakovich Carr jpalakovichcarr at aibs.org
Tue Nov 10 09:20:31 CST 2015

Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science
policy and funding? Applications are being accepted for the 2016 AIBS
Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award 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 in the spring 2016. 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."

The 2016 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, 10 January 2016.
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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