This September, YOU can significantly impact the debate over the importance of research funding. Congressional leaders look forward to meeting with residents from their district and rely upon input from their constituents when making decisions. In describing your research, you can highlight the importance and successes of your research, discuss the impact of government-funded research on human health and establish a personal connection with your representative and his/her staff. So how can you accomplish this?
By applying now for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's Student/Postdoc Hill Day! Every year, the ASBMB brings together young researchers from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully-funded opportunity gives participants the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with government officials. The deadline to apply is August 1. The event will be Sep. 8-10.
Arriving on Monday, September 8, participants will take part in an orientation session focused on the federal budget process and communicating with members of Congress. On Tuesday, September 9, participants will convene on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, before departing on Wednesday, September 10. In exchange for your time and efforts, we provide transportation, lodging and meals during your stay in Washington, D.C.
If you are an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc interested in this opportunity, please fill out and submit a Hill Day application form. If you are a PI with trainees who may be interested in the ASBMB Hill Day, we would appreciate you passing this letter on to those trainees.
If you have any questions, please contact ASBMB Policy Analyst Chris Pickett. Thank you very much for your efforts. We look forward to reviewing your application and hopefully seeing you in Washington this fall!
ASBMB Director of Public Affairs