[Taxacom] Apply for the 2017 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Julie Palakovich Carr jpalakovichcarr at aibs.org
Tue Nov 15 11:24:43 CST 2016

Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science
policy and funding? Applications are being accepted for the 2017 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 spring 2017. 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 2017 award is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents
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, honorable mentions, and AIBS science policy
interns/fellows are not eligible.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 9 January 2017. The
application can be downloaded at

Julie Palakovich Carr
Public Policy Manager
American Institute of Biological Sciences
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005

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