BMES and AIMBE offer travel awards for Public Policy Institute

The BMES Minority Network program will offer travel awards for underrepresented minorities to attend AIMBE's Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC, October 30 to 31, 2017. 
Up to 20 underrepresented minority undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs will receive awards to attend the Public Policy Institute for Rising Leaders workshop.
This 2-day workshop offers training in regulatory science and public health policy. Participants will have the opportunity to speak directly with world-wide regulatory leaders, public policy experts, health care advocates, top government officials and industry leaders; and to expand their career and networking options. Participants will also meet and hear from a high proportion of URMs serving in top science policy positions and role models in medical and biological engineering throughout industry and government.
Application period for Travel Awards: September 15 – October 15, 2017
Amount: Each awardee will be offered up to $1,400 to defray expenses associated with travel to the AIMBE Public Policy Institute. Allowable expenses include meeting registration, roundtrip economy airfare, and lodging.
To qualify for consideration the applicant must:
  • Be a student member of BMES, or hail from an AIMBE Academic Council Institution
  • Be enrolled as a full-time matriculating undergraduate or graduate student during the 2017-2018 academic year,
  • Be from an underrepresented minority group (groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Americans, and Pacific Islanders),
  • Have elected biomedical engineering as a primary educational concentration,
  • Have a strong interest in learning about regulatory and public policies shaping medical innovation
Application Procedures:
To apply for a URM Travel Award to attend the AIMBE Public Policy Institute, the following items are needed:
  • Statement of interest addressing why you are interested in participating in the Institute (250-500 words)
  • One letter of recommendation from your advisor
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume is optional but appreciated
You may apply for the URM Travel Awards by emailing these items to Sarah Mandell at