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ADEA Sunstar Americas, Inc., Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and policies that could make a difference in the life of every American. This public policy fellowship coincides with congressional consideration of the federal budget and other legislative and regulatory activities important to dental education and research. The fellow functions as an ADEA Policy Center staff member who works within the AGR portfolio on ADEA’s specific legislative priorities. 

The fellow’s responsibilities may include drafting policy, legislative language, position papers and testimony; educating members of Congress and other decision makers on matters of importance to dental education; and participating in gatherings of various national coalitions. The fellow receives a taxable stipend of $15,000 to cover travel and expenses for approximately three months (cumulative) in Washington, D.C. (ADEA is flexible in the arrangement of time away from the fellow’s institution.) The fellow’s institution continues to provide salary support for the duration of the experience. Since its inception in 1985, the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship has been generously underwritten by Sunstar Americas, Inc. Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.