BSA Public Policy Award
Supporting early-career botanical scientists to attend Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC
Applications due January 15, 2017
The BSA Public Policy Committee invites applications for the fifth annual BSA Public Policy Award. This award covers all transportation, room, and board expenses for two early-career botanists to attend the Congressional Visits Day in Washington, D.C., held 25–26 April 2017. Award winners will also be featured in the Plant Science Bulletin and on the BSA web page.
Congressional Visits Day is a two-day event hosted by the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition. The first day includes a training session on science funding and how to effectively communicate with policymakers. The second day participants meet with their Congressional policymakers to advocate for federal support of scientific research. For more details see: "AIBS public-policy congressional visits day". To read about award recipients’ past experiences, see p. 96 of this issue of the Plant Science Bulletin: "PSB-2015-61-3.pdf"
The award is open to all BSA members, but preference will be given to those who are in the first two years of a permanent position, postdocs, and students (graduate or undergraduate). Applicants must also be U.S. citizens.
Applications should be submitted as a PDF, no more than two pages single spaced, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “2017 BSA Public Policy Award.” Applications are due by January 15, 2017.