Applying for the fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the ASBMB science policy fellowship. If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please check this website and the ASBMB Policy Blotter for important announcements regarding the opening of the application window. 


The fellow will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants having:

  • A recently awarded doctorate (i.e applicant is not beyond postdoctoral stage and must have received doctorate degree within five years of application)
  • U.S. permanent citizenship.
  • A demonstrated interest in the relationship between science and public policy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to handle a variety of tasks.  

How to apply

Those interested in applying for the ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship must submit a complete application by May 6, 2016.

  • Resume;
  • One-page cover letter expressing interest in position;
  • Two letters of recommendation; and
  • Writing Sample:  Explain in 500 words or less a policy issue which you are deeply interested in (not related to funding).  Your essay should a.) summarize the issue, b.) demonstrate a familiarity with the issue that would separate you from your colleagues and c.) provide an example of an action the ASBMB can take to address the issue.

      All application materials must be sent electronically (.pdf, .doc, .docx) to:

      Benjamin Corb

      ASBMB Director of Public Affairs  

      When applying – please use the subject “APPLICATION: ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship” as the subject of your email.


      The society will sponsor one fellow to work in the ASBMB Office of Public Affairs. The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and healthcare benefits. Funds are also available for fellowship-related travel and professional development.

      For questions or additional information, e-mail, call 240-283-6625 or fax 301-881-2080.