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‘Career Options: Science Policy’

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program application now open!

Jun. 17, 2019—Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomes applications for its Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The application period ois now open! The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019, and the 2020 session will last from January 21 until April 10. The Program...

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Career Chat, AAAS Sci & Tech Fellowships, Thurs, 6/13

Jun. 7, 2019—Career Chat:  Q&A with AAAS Science & Technology Fellows Thursday, June 13 3:30 – 5:00 pm Alumni Hall Café area RSVP Here Vanderbilt alumnus Joseph Rustick will share his personal experiences at the EPA as a AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Executive Branch fellow. Come learn about the opportunities, process, and outcomes...

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Applying for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Roundtable Discussion

Apr. 26, 2019—Are you interested in a career in science policy? Have you thought about applying for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program? Join us for this informative roundtable discussion with Shilpy Dixit, Teddy van Opstal, and Phil Ko, PhD, who have all been through the process of applying and interviewing  for this prestigious program. Bring...

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Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi

Mar. 19, 2019—Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi Thurs, March 28, 2019; 4:00 – 5:30 pm Featheringill Hall, Rm 138 RSVP requested:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/sci-policy-careers Kei Koizumi is a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He joined AAAS in February 2017 after 8 years as Assistant Director for...

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VSPG Day on the Hill Orientation Meeting, Wednesday Feb. 6th

Feb. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt Science Policy Group (VSPG) is gearing up for a DAY ON THE HILL on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20th (8AM-5PM) with Life Science Tennessee. We will be speaking with our TN state legislators and also having a networking lunch with lobbyists and staffers. Due to space constraints, LST Academic Alliance members will be given priority to participate (it’s only $25 to sign...

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2018-2019 California Science + Technology + Policy Fellowships

Feb. 1, 2019—Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship places professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. The program is designed to enable Fellows to work hands-on with policymakers in addressing complex scientific issues as well as assume all the other legislative...

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Censoring Science Forum, January 29th

Jan. 22, 2019—If you’re interested in a career science policy and advocacy, join VSPG for an upcoming event on January 29th. The American Lung Association has partnered with a number of student organizations at Vanderbilt to host a forum on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5:00-7:00PM at Light Hall. The goal of the forum is to educate...

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Vanderbilt Science Policy Group meeting 1/17 at Flying Saucer

Jan. 15, 2019—Interested in science outreach and communication? Want to network with public and health policy experts in Nashville? Thursday, Jan 17th, 5:30-7:30PM, Flying Saucer Join Vanderbilt Science Policy Group for FREE FOOD and a discussion on advocacy and policy with Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D, TN 55th), Dr. Stephen Patrick (VUMC, opioid policy expert), Collier Roberts (VU state policy office), and Megan Lane (lobbyist, fmr. LA for...

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Summer Internship with the VU Office of Federal Relations

Jan. 4, 2019—Office of Federal Relations Summer 2019 Internship INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: The Office of Federal Relations invites undergraduate or graduate students from Vanderbilt University or the Washington, D.C.-area with ties to Tennessee who are interested in higher education or science public policy issues to apply for our summer internship. This internship will provide you with a firsthand...

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Science Policy Internship with Research!America

Jan. 4, 2019—SCIENCE POLICY INTERNSHIP We are currently accepting applications for science policy internship positions (start and end dates flexible). Please submit your materials no later than 5 p.m. (eastern) on Friday, January 11, 2019.  Research!America’s Mission Research!America is committed to advancing human health by making biomedical and health research a higher national priority.  We advocate for a federal policy climate...

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Unique workshop opportunity for PhD students interested in science policy: AAAS-CASE workshop

Jan. 3, 2019—The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC, about science policy. Vanderbilt University will be selecting up to 4 graduate students to attend. Registration costs, lodging, and airfare for selected students will be fully paid, thanks to sponsorship by The Vanderbilt Graduate School, the BRET Office of Career...

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Job Opportunity: Policy Specialist, National Farm to School Network, Washington, DC

Nov. 2, 2018—National Farm to School Network (NFSN) in Washington, DC has an opening for a Policy Specialist. NSSN is an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education into schools and early care and education settings. The Policy Specialist leads implementation of NFSN’s policy priorities to...

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Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance Fall 2018 Kick off: General Body Meeting and Happy Hour

Aug. 17, 2018—Are you Interested in science industry, policy or entrepreneurship? Come check out the Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance where you can network with a variety of different science professionals or entrepreneurs in the area or advocate for science policy at the state legislature. We now have four academic alliances across the state! Events you can...

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Apply now for the 2018 Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look

Aug. 2, 2018—If you’re interested in a career in science policy, you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to participate in an expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. for Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look. Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look October 18-19, 2018 Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Vanderbilt University Office...

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ASPIRE Internship: Life Science Tennessee, Project Management Intern, Fall 2018, Nashville, TN

Jul. 20, 2018—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Life Science Tennessee Project Management Intern 217 5th Ave. N.,  Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37219 Life Science Tennessee (LifeSciTN) is a statewide, non-profit, member organization whose mission is to advance and grow the life science industry in Tennessee through advocacy, partnerships and alignment with economic and workforce development.  Members include companies, universities,...

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Talk Science Policy at the 10th Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits

Jul. 4, 2018—Meet with Your Lawmakers This Summer and Help Inform Science Policy The American Institute of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 10th annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event.   This national initiative is an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected...

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Q&A with a AAAS Fellow

Jun. 21, 2018—Q&A with a AAAS Fellow Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm;  Alumni Hall, Rm 201 Register Here  Vanderbilt alumnus Joseph Rustick will share his personal experiences at the EPA as a AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Executive Branch fellow. Joining Joe will be Alex Maki, current Vanderbilt postdoc, who...

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Public Affairs and Outreach Director, The Biophysical Society (BPS), Rockville, MD

Apr. 9, 2018—The Biophysical Society (BPS) is seeking a Public Affairs and Outreach Director to oversee the Society’s advocacy programs and efforts in support of the BPS mission and strategic goals. Reporting to the Executive Officer, the successful candidate will  monitor legislative and policy issues affecting BPS and the field of biophysics; oversee the development, management, and...

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VSPG hosts Christina West from Vanderbilt University’s Office of Federal Relations

Mar. 14, 2018—"VSPG will be meeting with Christina West, assistant vice chancellor for federal relations in Vanderbilt's Office of Federal Relations on April 12th, 4-5pm CST, in LH 306A/B. Read more about Christina and the Office of Federal Relations here: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/federalrelations/aboutus/christina.php Please use this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXWR37N) to register for the event to give us a head count. Pre-registration is NOT REQUIRED...

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Applications are open for Scholars Strategy Network 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mar. 7, 2018—The Scholars Strategy Network is opening applications for the second cohort of its two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars in any discipline who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve public policy and strengthen democracy. After an intensive, short boot camp, each fellow will be based at a university in one...

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