As part of its continuing commitment to facilitate responsible, informed, and scientifically sound consideration of public policy issues, AIBS and some of its member societies are again working with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to sponsor a Congressional Science Fellow. This program is designed to provide the Fellow with a unique opportunity to make practical contributions to the more effective use of biological knowledge in the US government, and to demonstrate the value of the biological sciences for making decisions and solving problems in a broad societal context.
The Fellow will spend 12 months on Capitol Hill working with a member of Congress or on a Congressional committee as a special assistant in legislative and policy areas requiring scientific expertise. The Fellow will participate in a comprehensive orientation session in Washington in September 1999 on the relevant congressional and executive branch operations and in a year-long seminar series on issues involving science, technology, and public policy. The Fellow’s term may begin immediately following the fall orientation, or it may start in January 2000. Reports to AIBS and other sponsoring societies during the year are expected. The annual stipend is $35,000.
Applicants must be US citizens and members of AIBS in good standing with an earned doctorate or equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application. Application materials for the fellowship and membership information for AIBS are available from AIBS, 1444 Eye St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, Attn: Jodi Kolber, Communications Representative; tel: 202/628-1500, ext. 253; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received by 26 February 1999.