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This page is the one-stop resource for all current Biophysical Society members to stay up-to-date on submission deadlines, important events, and opportunities available to members only.


Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

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 July 1, 2014, for the first 12-month fellowship term, which will run from September 2015 through August 2016. Fellows are also expected to attend a two-week orientation, conducted by the AAAS, in September 2015.

For more information on the Fellowship and application requirements, please visit the Congressional Policy Fellowship webpage


Call for Society Mini-Grants for Local Networking Events

Do you have an idea for hosting a local networking event for current and potential Biophysical Society members? The Membership Committee has a mini-grant opportunity, which will provide up to $500 to help you host an event. The venue and format of the event are up to you—we are looking for creative ideas that will promote interactions between members and non-members interested in biophysics and the Society. For example, the grant could provide food and beverages for guests attending a presentation by a local biophysicist you recruit. All current Society members inside and outside of the US are eligible to apply.

  • If you are applying to host a new networking event, please go here
  • if you are applying for a mini-grant renewal for an existing networking event, please go here.

Know your member benefits!

Society Members receive FREE access to BJ Online and members who publish in BJ pay $30-$60 less PER PAGE than do non-members.

To submit a paper or access BJ online, visit the Biophysical Journal homepage.