Apply Now for the 2014 SfN Early Career Policy Fellows Program
The 2014 SfN Early Career Policy Fellows Program is a year-long program for early career scientists interested in science policy and advocacy. Fellows will learn how to become effective advocates for science and how to encourage others to do the same.
Fellows will participate in the following:
Hill Day — Fellows will be provided with a travel, lodging, and per diem to attend Hill Day.
Advocacy Ambassadors — Fellows will be given the opportunity and resources to partner with their local SfN chapter or home department to encourage and support advocacy efforts in those institutions (see Activities).
Activities — Fellows will be required to do at least one of the following during their year-long tenure:
- Keep their colleagues informed on advocacy matters through a blog or newsletter
- Host an advocacy event or series of events (discussion groups, seminars, happy hours)
- Meet with their legislator at an in-district meeting
- Submit a Theme H poster on advocacy activities
Information sharing — Fellows will participate in regular conference calls to update other fellows on their efforts and to hear the latest information from Washington.
1. SfN member in good standing.
2. Applicant must be:
- a graduate student or
- within 10 years of receiving his/her PhD or MD or
- an undergraduate currently performing neuroscience research in a lab
Space is limited for the Fellows Program, which includes support to attend Hill Day, but all qualified applicants will be invited to participate in these activities as early-career advocates.
Applications are due January 17 by 5:00 p.m. EST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for application materials.