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Society Seeks Legislative Aide Fellow

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Science  05 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5501, pp. 27
DOI: 10.1126/science.10.1126/SCIENCE.291.5501.27A

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RIO DE JANEIRO-- Brazil's scientific establishment wants to create fellowship program that would begin to provide legislators and federal officials with the scientific expertise they need to carry out the nation's business. Modeled after the long-running congressional science fellowship program run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes Science), it's seen as a way to inject a scientific viewpoint into political debates without the taint of personal gain.