TheBiophysical Society is proud to an-
nounce that itwill be sponsoring its first
BPSCongressional Science Fellowship, in
conjunctionwith theAAAS, in2015.
Public policy increasingly impacts scien-
tific research, andbasic science literacy is
increasinglyneeded todevelop responsible
policy. The goal of theBPSCongressional
Science Fellowship is toprovide a bridge
between scientists andpolicymakers. The
Fellowship is anopportunity for biophysi-
cists, who come from a broad range of dis-
ciplines, to gain an insider’s understanding
of howpolicies aremade and implemented
while, at the same time, giving them the
opportunity toprovide their knowledge and
skills to thosemaking policies.
Applicationswill be acceptedbeginning
July 1, 2014, with a deadline ofOctober
14, 2014. The term for the first fellowship
will beginSeptember 2015 and end
TheBPSFellowship is open toBiophysical
Societymemberswhohold a PhD, at any
stage of their careers, and areUS citizens.
The Fellowship terms are full-time for 12
months, fromSeptember throughAugust,
with amandatory two-weekorientation in
August conductedby theAAAS. TheBPS
Fellowwill receive a stipend, a relocation
allowance, and funds toward travel and
health insurance premiums. In addition, the
Fellowparticipates in a yearlong seminar
series on issues involving, science, technol-
ogy, andpublic policy.
For a complete descriptionof the fellow-
ship, including requirements, application,
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