AIBS offers several public policy training opportunities for current and recent graduate students in the biological sciences.
Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
As part of its focus on engaging scientists in the public policy process, AIBS established the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. The 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 winners will receive an expense paid trip to Washington, DC to participate in meetings with their congressional delegation, communications and policy training, a one-year AIBS membership, a complimentary one-year subscription to BioScience, and a copy of Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media.
Congratulations to Barbara Del Castello and Brian Lovett, the 2019 winners. Learn more about the award winners.
Alexandra Chirakos and Amrita Banerjee received 2019 EPPLA Honorable Mentions.
Learn more about past EPPLA recipients
Read about the outcomes and benefits of the EPPLA program.
Congressional Science Fellows
AIBS has in the past sponsored Congressional Science Fellows through the AAAS fellowship program (http://fellowships.aaas.org/). This AIBS program is currently on hiatus and may be reactivated at a later time.
Learn more about past AIBS Congressional Fellows