PhD Plus collaborate with the Science Policy Initiative (SPI) at UVA, a student organization empowering scientists and engineers to be more informed and involved in science policy, to develop and offer career events, skills training and experiences in Science Policy.
The primary learning goals of PhD Plus Science Policy core module are
- Enhancing awareness about careers opportunities in science policy, and fellowships at the federal and state level.
- Providing a peer community for PhD students and Postdocs pursuing opportunities in science policy.
- Offering skills training series to prepare graduate students for careers in science policy.
- Providing access to experiential learning opportunities developed at the local and national scale.