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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Science Policy Fellowship Program


Deadline   2/11/2016 
Description   The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) selects 1 postdoctoral fellow for work in congressional relations in DC for up to 18 months. The Science Policy Fellowship offers recently graduated Ph.D.s an exposure to a range of activities regarding science policy, and congressional and governmental relations, by working in the Public Affairs office at ASBMB's Bethesda, MD headquarters near Washington, D.C. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to offer young scientists exposure to work at the intersection of science communications, policy and social science. The fellow will spend time on Capitol Hill attending meetings and hearings, agency briefings, seminars and coalition sessions. Other responsibilities of the fellow include research and analysis, advocacy, and communications. 
Award Amount   The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and healthcare benefits. Funds are also available for fellowship-related travel and professional development. 
Disciplines   Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Public Affairs. Health Sciences. Young scientists. 
Academic Level   Postdoctoral Scholar.  
Citizenship   No citizenship requirements.  
Requirements   A recently awarded doctorate (i.e. applicant is not beyond postdoctoral stage and must have received doctorate degree within 3 years of application). A resume or CV (no more than 3 pages). 2 letters of reference. A letter of intent (no more than three pages) outlining why the applicant is applying to the program, what specific policy issues interest the applicant, what the applicant hopes to accomplish as a fellow, how this experience would enhance the applicant's career, and previous participation in civic activities and/or public affairs. Should show interest in the relationship between science technology and public policy.  
Award Type   Fellowship/Grant 
Contact  
Benjamin Corb
ASBMB Director of Public Affairs
ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship
11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 302,
Rockville, MD 20852-3110
(240) 283-6625
bcorb@asbmb.org
asbmb.org/Advocacy/advocacy.aspx?id=14744&terms=science%20policy%20fellowship
Last Updated   4/8/2015 11:26:00 AM 

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