AIBS works to ensure that scientists and educators have the tools they need to grow in their profession. Whether it is advocating for federal funding for student fellowships or training scientists to be more effective communicators, the Public Policy Office is at the leading edge of efforts to promote and develop a skilled scientific workforce.
Engaging the Media and Policymakers
The AIBS Public Policy Office conducts public presentations and small-group training programs that help scientists and educators become effective advocates for science.
Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media contains vital information for scientists new to media outreach, as well as being a quick reference document for seasoned experts.
The AIBS Legislative Action Center is an easy-to-use tool that enables biologists and science educators to quickly and effectively communicate with their elected officials.
Resources for Students
The AIBS Public Policy Office offers internships and fellowships for graduate students in the biological sciences.
The Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences or science education who demonstrate the potential to become a science policy leader. Award recipients receive first-hand science policy experience in Washington, DC.
Resources for Educators
The AIBS Education Office offers classroom resources and professional development opportunities for educators.