Are you interested in advocacy on behalf of biomedical research?
Do you want to improve your outreach skills and learn more about science policy?
If so, please consider applying for the APS Early Career Advocacy Fellowship. This program seeks to engage early career investigators in advocacy activities and provide them with skills to become long-term advocates for scientific research. In addition, experienced members of the APS Science Policy Committee (SPC) will mentor participants in developing their advocacy skills.
What do Advocacy Fellows do?
The APS Early Career Advocacy Fellows will:
- Attend an orientation session at the 2013 Experimental Biology meeting to learn about the Society’s advocacy efforts and receive preliminary training for their Capitol Hill visits. (Note: If fellows are not able to attend this session, alternative preliminary training can be arranged.)
- Receive regular emails on science policy issues from the APS.
- Attend the SPC’s fall 2013 meeting in Bethesda to participate in Capitol Hill visits with SPC members and APS staff.
What does the Advocacy Fellowship provide?
- Registration for the EB meeting will be provided (However, please note that the fellowship does not cover any travel expenses related to EB).
- Reimbursement of travel costs for the fall SPC meeting in Bethesda up to $1500.
Information on how to apply is available at the link below.