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**Information about new Gulf Research Program fellowship opportunities will be available later this year. Please visit our home page to register for updates. **


Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows obtain essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local level.

Fellows hosted by the Gulf Research Program will be part of a cohort of about two dozen other Fellows learning about the role of science in the federal government and will work directly with the Gulf Research Program and our Advisory Board.

We look for candidates who are forward-thinking and cross-disciplinary. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply. Areas of study may include social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose graduate work is relevant to the Gulf of Mexico and the mission and goals of the Gulf Research Program.

The program is open to all U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents or adjustment applicants. Other eligible applicants include those with valid F-1, J, asylee, or refugee status. Non-U.S. citizens not currently enrolled in a U.S. university must be within 5 years of graduation and have OPT, work authorization, or their visa sponsor’s written authorization valid throughout the program period.

Applications for the Winter 2016 class of Fellows will open in the Summer of 2015. The stipend for the 12-week fellowship  is $8,500. To learn more about the program, click here.

Questions? Send general questions about the fellowship to policyfellows@nas.edu. Send questions about working with the Gulf Research Program to gulffellowships@nas.edu.