Deadline: Applications are due August 22, 2014.
APS PPB is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the APS PPB Policy Fellowship for a plant pathologist to work at a high level of government (e.g., the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) for 1 year. Duties
Although the specific duties will be determined in conjunction with the hosting Federal agency, in general, the Fellow should expect to be responsible for engaging the Federal sector, the APS Public Policy Board, APS leadership and membership, and other scientific and stakeholder communities on identified issues. As applicable to the identified issues, the Fellow will provide coordination as well as cohesive and targeted action. The Fellow should expect to provide research and assistance in the development of Federal policies, regulations, or priorities and in the organization of scientific meetings. The Fellow will make it a priority to participate in the monthly Public Policy Board teleconferences, the PPB spring meeting in Washington, D.C., the PPB business meeting at the APS Annual Meeting, and selected public policy sessions at APS conferences or workshops throughout the period of the Fellowship. Upon completion of the fellowship, the Fellow will write an article for Phytopathology News outlining activities and the value of the Fellowship; provide a presentation in-person at the APS Annual Meeting and voice-over PowerPoint (to be posted on the APS website) on key activities covered during the Fellowship; as well as provide orientation to future FellowsSelection CriteriaApplicants should be:
Interested plant pathologists should submit the following to Jan Leach (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kellye Eversole (email@example.com) in a single PDF file:
A small group interview will be held with the top candidates. Final selection of the candidate will be upon approval by the hosting Federal agency.
During the one-year period of the fellowship, APS will provide a Fellowship stipend comparable to that paid by other scientific societies. QuestionsContact Jan Leach (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kellye Eversole (email@example.com) or Michelle Bjerkness (firstname.lastname@example.org) with additional questions.
November 2008 - May 2009 John Sherwood
April 2010 - April 2011 Mary Palm
August 2011 - August 2013 Angela Records