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The Howard H. Garrison Advocacy Fellowship is a 10-month cohort experience that provides instruction in advocacy, science policy, science communications, leadership development, and career exploration outside academia.
The program is comprised of three core learning and professional development experiences:
- Science Policy and Advocacy Course – FASEB’s Introductory Science Policy course – approximately 20 hours over six weeks – provides an overview of key players in policy and legislative development and uses case studies and stepwise assignments to assess comprehension of course information.
- Communications and Advocacy Training – Participation in FASEB’s annual Capitol Hill Day to meet with members of the House and Senate and/or their staff. Support and coaching to communicate with elected officials in DC and in home districts will also be provided in addition to coaching on how to submit an op-ed or letter-to-the-editor to a local or national media outlet.
- Leadership / Professional Skills Development – Discussion sessions with Howard Garrison and/or other science policy and advocacy experts including individuals who have transitioned to careers in policy and advocacy. Opportunity to participate as an observer (non-voting status) during monthly FASEB Science Policy Committee meetings and in the annual FASEB Science Policy Symposium.
FASEB is dedicated to increasing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusivity within the life sciences. As part of this effort, we highly encourage applications from individuals from historically underrepresented groups within the life sciences community.