The Biophysical Society (BPS) is a professional association whose mission is to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The BPS Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program provides an invaluable and unique opportunity for BPS members to gain practical experience and insights into public policy by working on Capitol Hill. The fellowship program places one fellow annually to serve as staff members in a Senate, House of Representatives, or Committee office. The Fellowship is an ideal way to spend an academic sabbatical or leave of absence from a company.
Applications will be accepted beginning in August, 2015, for the 12-month fellowship term, which will run from September 2016 through August 2017. Fellows are also expected to attend a two-week orientation, conducted by the AAAS, in September 2016.
Applicants must submit all required documents via the online application system, with the exception of the reference letters, which may be submitted via the system or sent to the Society directly from the referees. Finalists will be required to complete a second writing exercise. In addition, face-to-face interviews will be conducted for finalists at the Society’s Annual Meeting in February 2016.
The selected fellow will receive a salary, a travel stipend, and an allowance for health insurance.
The BPS Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program is administered by AAAS as part of a broader effort to engage scientists in public policy. For more information, visit the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships website.
The applicant must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the Biophysical Society’s sponsored fellowship program:
Note: Federal employees are not eligible for the fellowship. Holding a Title 42 position is considered federal employment and therefore renders an applicant ineligible. Individuals working in temporary/term-limited fellowships and postdoctoral positions at government labs or agencies, for private contractors, and in state or local government posts are not federal employees and therefore are eligible for the AAAS Fellowships.
You will be asked to provide the following information, and all documents must be PDFs.