The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Public Policy Office is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2011 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award (EPPLA). This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences and science education who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy. EPPLA recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy. The 2011 winners will receive an expense paid trip to Washington, DC on 30-31 March to participate in meetings with their congressional delegation, as well as training and information on the federal budget and appropriations process. Recipients will also receive a certificate and 1-year AIBS membership, a complimentary 1-year subscription to BioScience, and a copy of Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media.
The deadline to apply is 5 pm EST on 22 January 2010. Application information is available at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/student_opportunities.html.
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