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.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. The deadline to apply is 05:00 pm Eastern Time on January 15, 2020. View the application guidelines for the 2020 award.
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