If you’re a graduate student or within five years of receiving your PhD, and you’re interested in learning about science and technology policy in Washington, DC, consider applying for the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, offered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Mirzayan Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC, USA from January 21 through April 10, 2020. Fellows are assigned a mentor, learn about science and technology policy, and:
- Work on projects within a particular National Academies unit
- Learn about how the National Academies operate and about its committees, boards, and units
- Attend briefings in Washington, DC reporting on policy issues
- Network with National Academy staff and the National Academies’ presidents
Fellows receive a stipend of $9,250 to support their experience.
The National Academies note that the experience provided in the Mirzayan Fellowship often sets Fellows up for fruitful careers in science and technology policy. Graduates of the program work in Congress, the US Department of State, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and more.
Interested graduate students or early-career scientists should apply by September 6, 2019. Applicants must collect two letters of reference and provide a brief statement of interest. They are also requested to indicate which units of the National Academies they prefer to work with during their fellowship.