Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Office is partnering with the University of Chicago Graduate Office and myCHOICE program to offer 2 postdocs an opportunity to visit Washington, DC from September 7-10th. Travel expenses will be supported by the Postdoctoral Program and the Argonne Leadership Institute. The objective of this trip is for postdocs and grad students to learn about careers in science policy and network with professionals in various governmental and non-governmental agencies.
A description of the trek and tentative agenda may be found at the MyCHOICE site.
In addition to the scheduled visits, there may be opportunities to meet with advisors and professionals in your area of interest. This opportunity was initiated and proposed by the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne. Please thank your officers!
1. Complete all fields in the application form
2. Email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “DC Trek Application”
3. Address the following in your cover letter:
a. Your career goals related to science policy
b. How the trek will further your career goals
c. Any science policy experience
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 8, 2016. SPACE IS LIMITED TO TWOPOSTDOCS.
Tentative schedule of site visits
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
4:30 pm — UChicago Office of Federal Relations, Pre-reception networking with State Department staff/alumni
5:00 pm — UChicago Office of Federal Relations, Alumni reception
Thursday, September 8, 2016
9:00 am — UChicago Federal Relations Staff
10:30 am — Association for Psychological Science
12:00 pm — Lunch
1:30 pm — Environmental Protection Agency
3:30 pm — Food and Drug Administration
5:00 pm — Happy Hour with former and current Hill staffers
Friday, September 9, 2016
10:00 am — National Institutes of Health
11:30 am — American Association for the Advancement of Science
12:30 pm — Lunch
1:30 pm — National Academies
3:00 pm — National Science Foundation
5:00 pm — Informal alumni gathering
Saturday, September 10, 2016
3:30 pm — Return flight to Chicago