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NOW accepting applications: Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2012 session of the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program.

This Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies—consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council—is an early career educational and training opportunity. It is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

Eligibility
Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years are eligible to apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field.

The program takes place in Washington, D.C. and is open to all U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who meet the eligibility criteria. Non-U.S. citizens who are not U.S. legal permanent residents must be currently enrolled in a U.S. university and have proof of holding valid J or F-1 status or work authorization.

Fall 2012 Session Term
August 27 through November 16, 2012 Effective with this application cycle is the new requirement that two references/recommendations be submitted a week before the application due date. References must pertain to academic, professional, or other work-related experience. The deadline for receipt of references is April 27th. A complete application consisting of the application and two references must be received by May 1st.

For further information about the application process, visit our “How to Apply” page.

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