[LTER-students] Fwd: Graduate Students: Apply for the 2020 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
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From: American Institute of Biological Sciences <polrept at aibs.org>
Date: Mon, Dec 30, 2019, 10:02 AM
Subject: Graduate Students: Apply for the 2020 Emerging Public Policy
To: Marty <downs at nceas.ucsb.edu>
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*Call for Applications: 2020 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award*
Please share this announcement with interested graduate students
Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes
graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an
interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and
Recipients of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award receive:
- *A trip to Washington, DC*, to participate in the AIBS Congressional
Visits Day, an annual event where scientists meet with lawmakers 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 of 2020 (likely in March or April). Domestic travel and hotel
expenses are paid for the winners.
- *Policy and communications training*, including information on the
legislative process and trends in federal science funding, and how to
engage with policymakers and the news media.
- *Meetings with lawmakers* 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 2020 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 recipients, including Honorable Mentions, are not eligible
for the award.
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.
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