July 16, 2013

National Academies' Christine Mirzayan S&T Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Each January, fellows become part of a National Academies committee, board, or unit where they spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. 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 activities within the fellow’s assigned unit. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision‐making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

To Apply
Applications for the January 2014 session are available at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/PGA_048504
Applications are due on September 5, 2013.


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. The program is open to all U.S. and non‐U.S. citizens who meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents or adjustment applicants. Other eligible applicants include those with valid F‐1, J, asylee, or refugee status. Non‐U.S. citizens not currently enrolled in a U.S. university must be within 5 years of graduation and have OPT, work authorization, or their
visa sponsor's written authorization valid throughout the program period.
See http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/PGA_044705
for detailed eligibility information.

Selection of Candidates
Successful applicants will be notified in late October 2013.

Class Size

The session can accommodate up to 26 individuals.


The stipend for the fellowship period is $8500.


The fellowship term is 12 weeks. The January 2014 session will commence on January 21, 2014 and end on April 11, 2014.

Fellows’ Orientation

Mandatory program orientation will be conducted from Tuesday, January 21 to Friday, January 24, 2014.

E‐mail policyfellows@nas.edu
or call 202‐334‐2455.

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