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The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is now accepting applications  for our annual Student/Postdoc Hill Day!

Every year, the ASBMB brings trainees from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully-funded opportunity gives trainees the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with policymakers. The deadline to apply isMarch 10. The event will be April 5-6.

You can significantly affect 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 federally funded research on human health and establish a personal connection with your representative and his/her staff.

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Arriving on Wednesday, April 5, participants will take part in an orientation session focused on the federal budget process and communicating with members of Congress. On Thursday, April 6, participants will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, before departing on Friday, April 7. 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.

If you have any questions, please contact ASBMB Science Policy Fellow Andrew Stothert. Applicants will be notified the last week of March if they will be invited to participate.

Ben Corb
Director, ASBMB Office of Public Affairs