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AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Melanie Colón

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Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes
graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated
initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients obtain first-hand
experience at the interface of science and public policy.

Winners receive:

-A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the AIBS 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 April
16-18, 2018. Domestic travel and hotel expenses will be paid for the
-Policy and communications training, including information on how to
communicate science to policymakers, the legislative process, and trends in
federal science funding.
-Meetings with congressional policymakers to discuss the importance of
federal investment 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 2018 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

The deadline to apply is January 17, 2018.

Learn more at https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html

Julie Palakovich Carr
Public Policy Manager
American Institute of Biological Sciences
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005
202-628-1500 x225

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