Applications are now being accepted for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Advocacy Training Program, which provides a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience for ASBMB members interested in gaining valuable experience in science policy and advocacy.
The ATP is a six-month externship for 10 to 15 scientists from around the United States. The ultimate goal of the ATP is to train leaders to build and maintain hubs of regional science advocacy.
The program has two phases:
In the training phase, which runs from June through July, delegates interact with experts in policy, learning about the government and developing effective advocacy skills.
During the action phase, which runs from August through December, delegates (with guidance from ASBMB public affairs staff members) develop and execute three-month long advocacy plans with defined visions and goals.
ATP participants earn valuable experience in advocacy, leadership, and science communications. Those interested in pursuing careers in science policy get invaluable experience and strengthen their résumés. ATP participants get support from the ASBMB public affairs team and develop valuable connections while carrying out their advocacy plans. Delegates who successfully implement their advocacy calendars earn certificates of completion and become ASBMB-certified advocates.
More information on the requirements and program details, along with the application, are here. The application deadline is May 18, 2018.
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Below are important dates for the program:
- May 18: Applications close
- May 25: Selected delegates notified
- June 1: First teleconference call
- June 1–July 27: Training Phase
- 1–Dec. 14: Action phase