Brad Fenwick Fellowship for the Advancement of Civic Science

April 5, 2023

Dr. Brad Fenwick
Dr. Brad Fenwick
Bradley W. (Brad) Fenwick, DVM, Ph.D., was a passionate advocate for science and for cultivating the public’s appreciation of its power to improve society. As an award-winning scientist, veterinarian and leader in science policy, Fenwick championed cross-disciplinary work, including microbial genomics, the role of microbes in agriculture, veterinary science and biodefense, to name a few. After his death in July 2021, his family and ASM decided to honor his memory by creating the Brad Fenwick Fellowship for the Advancement of Civic Science, designed to recognize and support early career scientists with an interest and aptitude for bridging the worlds of science and the broader society through policy and advocacy.

Applications for the 2024 Brad Fenwick Fellowship have closed. For questions or more information, please contact the Advocacy team.

Qualifications of Nominees: 

The 2024 Brad Fenwick Fellowship will recognize an early career scientist with a successful record of connecting civic engagement and science. In addition to the financial award, fellows will work with ASM Advocacy staff to develop a deeper understanding of civic engagement and public policy.  
Applicants must be graduate students or within 5 years of receiving an advanced degree. Please submit a 250-500 word description of the applicant’s accomplishments in connecting civics and science to be considered for the award. The application may also include a recommendation from someone who knows the applicant in a supervisory capacity and can speak to that person's ability to engage in advocacy related activities. The fellowship will be awarded at ASM Microbe 2024.

At this time, we are only considering applicants based in the U.S. In future years, we hope to expand the fellowship to include international applicants.

2023 Fenwick Fellow Jill Walton shares her experience with advocating for science throughout her career. Listen to her story for inspiration and real-world examples of how to get involved.

Author: ASM Advocacy

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