2010 Graduate Student Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Applications will be available late 2009


Applications will be available late 2009

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS, www.aibs.org) is pleased to be able to support the yearly AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award (EPPLA). The EPPLA program enables graduate students in the biological sciences to receive first-hand experience in the science policy arena.

EPPLA recipient benefits:

  • A trip to Washington, DC, during the spring appropriations process, to participate in a Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition (BESC) Congressional Visits Day (typically mid-late April). The BESC CVD is an annual event that brings scientists and science educators to Washington, DC, to advocate for federal funding for the biological sciences.
  • Attend briefings by key officials from the White House and Congress, and a Capitol Hill reception honoring a member of Congress.
  • Participate in meetings with Senators and Representatives.
  • Receive an award certificate and 1-year AIBS membership, including a subscription to BioScience and a copy of Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media.

Application Process and Requirements:

Applications for EPPLAs will be accepted from graduate students (master's or doctoral) in the biological sciences with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to biological science and/or science education policy. Prior EPPLA recipients and AIBS science policy interns/fellows are not eligible. Full details about the application process will be made available in late 2009

Questions about the award should be addressed to .

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