Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program in USA, 2014
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Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy is funding graduate international fellowship program in USA. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: It is a 12 weeks fellowship programme for graduate science and engineering students, postdoctoral students and professional school students (e.g., MBA, JD, MS, MD).

Field(s): Applicants may apply for up to three units of the following divisions: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE), Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS), Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA),Transportation Research Board (TRB) and Other National Academy of Sciences Activities.

Note: All units may not participate during each session, and there is no way to know in advance which units are accepting fellows.

Deadline: September 5, 2013.

Funded By: National Academy of Sciences


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Scholarship is targeted for International students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The program is a short-term (12-week) fellowship opportunity and offers hands-on training and education in science and technology policy.

Scholarship covers: For the 2014 session, the stipend for the 12-weeks program is $8,500. The fellowship stipend is provided to offset living expenses during the fellowship period.

Description

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship program, which operates under the auspices of the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies, is designed to engage early career professionals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy.

Fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

What to Expect During the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy fellowship program, fellows engage in studies and activities throughout the National Academies.

Examples of former fellows’ projects include:

  • Outlining themes related to leading research in remote sensing applications;
  • A workshop on how scientists in developing countries might take better advantage of new wireless communication networks to gain access to the Internet;
  • A workshop on the ethical, legal, and societal issues associated with the emerging field of synthetic biology;
  • A background paper on the state of knowledge of the demography of street-children and the cost and effectiveness of existing programs that help street-children and orphans in the U.S. and abroad;
  • A concept paper exploring the status of the global research university. Each fellow is assigned to a senior staff member who acts as his or her mentor. The mentor provides guidance and ensures that the fellow’s time is focused on substantive projects and

Eligibility

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship

Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) 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.

Notification:

Candidates selected for interviews are generally notified within three to six weeks of the application deadline.

Unsuccessful applicants of Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy fellowship will be notified when the selection process is complete (approximately two months after the application deadline). Selections will be made in late October 2013.

Scholarship Application Method

Application materials (application and possibly immigration documents) must be submitted by the application deadline dates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Applications Due Date: Application materials must be submitted by September 5, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

STEPS TO APPLY:

1. Review your eligibility. This is an early career fellowship program. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) 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.

2. Fill out the application form. Your application may be saved at various stages and returned to later.

3. Notify Referees.  TWO references are required.  These must be relevant to your academic, professional, volunteer, or other related experience.  Towards the beginning of the application form, you will be asked to provide an email address for each referee.  Complete this section right away to ensure that your referees have adequate time to submit their reference before the application deadline. Mailed reference letters will NOT be accepted.

IMPORTANT:

  • Please alert your referees that they will receive an automated "Information Request" email from Scholar Select/Mirzayan S&T Policy Fellowship Program. This email will contain a unique link to a recommendation form to be filled on your behalf.  An email confirmation will be sent to you when a reference has been received. 
  • To ensure delivery of the recommendation request, you may wish to ask your referees to add automated.email@scholarselect.com to their contacts, email address book, or safe senders list.

4.Review all sections of the application prior to submission.

  1. Submit application.

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