Fellowships

California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Policy Duration Year or less
Notes Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. These professional development opportunities will enable fellows to work hands on with policy-makers to develop solutions to complex scientific and technical issues facing California through their interaction with the legislative process. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process. Fellows will be placed, for one year, in various offices of the California State Legislature.

California Sea Grant State Fellowship Program

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Policy Duration Year or less
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The California State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students at California higher education institutions who are interested both in marine resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources in California.

 

Modeled after the highly successful national Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program, the State Fellows Program provides an opportunity to acquire “on the job” experience in the planning and implementation of marine and/or coastal resource policies and programs in the state of California. The program mathces highly motivated and qualified graduate students and recent graduates with “hosts” in State or Federal agencies in California for a 12-month paid fellowship ($3,450 per month).

 

This year, 16 organizations are available as hosts.

 

To Apply:

 Follow the link (click the title). Applications are due September 26th.

 

After application acceptance ends, on October 10-25, interviews will be conducted to select finalists.

In October 25h finalists applications will be distributed to participating hosts and in November there will be a matching workshop with hosts and fellowship finalists. The fellowship begins in December-January of 2014.  

 

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral, Professional (MD, JD, MBA) Focus Policy Duration Semester or less
Notes The National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program 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. 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 any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary fields.

CIRES Visiting Fellows Program

Academic level PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Year or less
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Under the sponsorship of NOAA, CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) offers Visiting Fellowships at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Every year CIRES awards several visiting fellowships to scientists at many levels, from postdoctoral to senior level. Since 1967 more than 250 people have been Visiting Fellows at CIRES. A Research and Education Fellowship is specifically funded for work in the area of education and outreach.

Climate Change Professional Fellows Program

Academic level Other Focus Leadership & Communications Duration Semester or less
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**Note: This opportunity is only available to citizens of Belize, Honduras, Guatamala, and Costa Rica.**

The Professional Fellows Program is an initiative of the Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Department of State. The Professional Fellows Program is a two-way exchange involving current or potential professional leaders from both the U.S. and foreign countries who will effect positive change in their communities.

David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Leadership & Communications Duration More than a year
Notes This post-doctoral fellowship program identifies and supports early-career scientists who will shape the field of applied conservation biology. David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowships are available to post-doctoral researchers (of any nationality) affiliated with a United States institution, proposing research that addresses pressing conservation issues for the United States.

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

Academic level Masters, PhD, Professional (MD, JD, MBA) Focus Policy Duration Year or less
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The National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. For more information, visit the National Sea Grant Knauss website and the California Sea Grant's Knauss website.

Delta Science Fellows Program

Academic level PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The Delta Science Fellows Program (previously known as the CALFED Science Fellows Program) has paired graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors. Fellows work on collaborative data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system. The goal of funding this research is to invest in knowledge that will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments and systems within the Bay-Delta system to aid policy-makers and managers, and to train the next generation of research scientists for water issues in California.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in fundamental research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups.