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Funded Fellowship in Science and Technology from the National Academy for Science in US

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Funded Fellowship in Science and Technology from the National Academy for Science in US

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The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program provides early-career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. And good to mention that the program is a full-time hands-on training and educational one and now it is in its 22nd year. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply.
  • Applicants who are not US citizens or US permanent residents must hold one of the following visas:
    1. F-1 Students using CPT (Curricular Practical Training). 
    2. F-1 Students using OPT (Optional Practical Training). 
    3. J-1 Students using academic training. 
    4. J-1 Research Scholars with the written approval of their Responsible Officer. 
    5. Adjustment Applicants, Refugees, Asylees. 
    6. Selected other visa classes. 

Research Areas:  

 Areas of study may include:

  • Social/behavioral sciences.
  •  Health and medicine.
  • Physical science.
  • Biological Science. 
  • Engineering.
  •  Law.
  • Business.
  • Public administration.
  •  Or relevant interdisciplinary fields.

Purpose of the Program: 

The fellowship program 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.


During the program:

  1. Fellows engage in studies and activities throughout the Academies. 
  2. Each fellow is assigned to a senior staff member who acts as his or her mentor.  
  3. The mentor provides guidance and ensures that the fellow's time is focused on substantive projects and activities within the fellow's assigned unit.
  4. Throughout the fellowship program, fellows are assigned to small groups that research specific science and technology policy topics. 
  5. Each group presents their findings to the full fellowship class.
  6. Through this exercise, fellows gain a better understanding of committee dynamics in an environment that is similar to that of the Academies' committees.

Program Period:

The 2020 Fellowship Program will begin on January 21 and conclude on April 10, 2020.


A stipend is provided to offset living expenses during the fellowship period.

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Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Politics, Health, Technology, Science, Research, Law, Engineering, Finance, Business

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Monthly salary
Opportunity Coverage
Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents
Motivation Letter, Degree Certificate, Recommendation Letter

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Business, Medicine, Nursing and Medical Sciences, Law and Human Rights, Engineering
Educational Level
Master, Ph.D
Required Languages
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