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Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program will create a global network of BPS members that will help grow the biophysics network in your area by educating and inspiring others to pursue careers in biophysics and further develop its advocacy efforts around the world.

 

Now Accepting Applications through June 1, 2019

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What is the Ambassador Program?

To continue to develop biophysics as an inclusive, interdisciplinary international field, the Ambassador Program will create a global network of BPS members that will serve as local Society resources in their specific-countries or regions to promote the field and foster conversations around biophysics. Ambassadors will play a key role in providing the Society with relevant local content to share with membership and will serve as BPS’s go-to contact in your country and region.  Through this program, the Society hopes to grow the biophysics network in your area by educating and inspiring others to pursue careers in biophysics and further develop its advocacy efforts around the world.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

An ideal country Ambassador is a mid-career to senior scientist (BPS Regular, Early Career, and Emeritus members), actively engaged in biophysics research and committed to remaining in the field for the duration of the Ambassadorship, an active paid member of the Society in good standing, able to attend the Annual Meeting at the start of their term, working proficiency in English and has a demonstrated ability to contribute to organizations or scientific societies outside of their normal job duties.
 

How Long Will I Serve as an Ambassador?

Ambassadors that are appointed will serve a three-year term, renewable once. Applicants that apply through June 1, 2019 and get appointed, will begin their term on July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. 
 

Ambassador Benefits

If selected, Ambassadors will receive: 

  • A travel stipend to attend a single Annual Meeting
  • Free registration to a BPS Thematic Meeting in their area
  • Recognition on the BPS website as an Ambassador
  • A BPS Ambassador lapel pin and other program materials
  • A detailed profile on the BPS Blog or Newsletter

What’s Expected of Ambassadors?

Ambassadors will serve as the Society’s main point of contact in their country or region, develop content (blog posts, newsletter articles) about scientific or political developments in their areas for membership, and represent and promote the Society at area meetings and events. Ambassadors should expect to be advocates for biophysics and seek, whenever possible, opportunities to advocate for and promote our field to local scientists and policymakers.  Ambassadors will be expected to serve a three-year term, renewable once.