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The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program 2021

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About the Program

 

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 22nd year, is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that 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.

 

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. 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.

Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. They also work in foreign governments, in international institutions such as the European Union and World Bank, in universities, and in the private sector.

 

 

Purpose of the Program

 

The fellowship program, which operates under the auspices of the Policy and Global Affairs Division, a program unit within the 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 program, fellows engage in studies and activities throughout the 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 activities within the fellow’s assigned unit.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in Orientation learning about how the Academies operate and gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

 

Throughout the fellowship program, fellows are assigned to small groups that research specific science and technology policy topics. Each group presents their findings to the full fellowship class. Through this exercise, fellows gain a better understanding of committee dynamics in an environment that is similar to that of the Academies’ committees. In the process, fellows gain insights into the challenges inherent in arranging presentations of the type that would be made before a congressional or Academies’ committee.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in getting accustomed to the Academies at our Program Orientation were they learn how the Academies operate and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies 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 for graduate students, postdoctoral students, and professional school students (e.g, Master’s, JD, MD, PhD).

 

Applicants who are not US citizens or US permanent residents must hold one of the following visas:

 

  • F-1 Students using CPT (Curricular Practical Training)
  • F-1 Students using OPT (Optional Practical Training)
  • J-2 Dependents
  • J-1 Students using academic training
  • J-1 Research Scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
  • DACA recipients
  • Adjustment Applicants, Refugees, Asylees, and Selected other visa classes

Benefits

Program Venue

Program Venue
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC
Program Country
USA

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

USA

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
USA

Application Process

Application Process
  • Apply using the register/login buttons at the top right of this page under “How to Apply”. If you are a first time visitor, click the ‘register’ button. If you have applied in the past or already started your application, click Log In.
  • 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.
  • Review Prospective Units  and select up to 7 that interest you.
  • 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.
  • Review all sections of the application prior to submission.
  • In order to submit your application successfully, you must upload ALL required materials, ensure that your recommendation letters are attached, and hit the SUBMIT button by the deadline.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note the following:

 

  • This is NOT a scholarship. This program is NOT employment, does NOT fund research, research-related activities, award scholarships, or provide financial aid assistance of any kind. A stipend is provided to offset living expenses during the fellowship period.
  • Eligibility. 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. Refer to Eligibility Criteria below.
  • Reference Requirements. TWO online references must be received prior to application submission. You will NOT be able to submit your application until BOTH references have been received. References must be relevant to your academic, professional, volunteer or other related experience.
  • Even if you have applied for a fellowship in the past, you MUST complete a new application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials do not carry over from session to session.

 

The 2021 session of the Mirzayan Fellowship will begin on August 30 and conclude on November 19, 2021.

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The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program 2021

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About the Program

 

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 22nd year, is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that 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.

 

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. 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.

Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. They also work in foreign governments, in international institutions such as the European Union and World Bank, in universities, and in the private sector.

 

 

Purpose of the Program

 

The fellowship program, which operates under the auspices of the Policy and Global Affairs Division, a program unit within the 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 program, fellows engage in studies and activities throughout the 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 activities within the fellow’s assigned unit.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in Orientation learning about how the Academies operate and gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

 

Throughout the fellowship program, fellows are assigned to small groups that research specific science and technology policy topics. Each group presents their findings to the full fellowship class. Through this exercise, fellows gain a better understanding of committee dynamics in an environment that is similar to that of the Academies’ committees. In the process, fellows gain insights into the challenges inherent in arranging presentations of the type that would be made before a congressional or Academies’ committee.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in getting accustomed to the Academies at our Program Orientation were they learn how the Academies operate and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies 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 for graduate students, postdoctoral students, and professional school students (e.g, Master’s, JD, MD, PhD).

 

Applicants who are not US citizens or US permanent residents must hold one of the following visas:

 

  • F-1 Students using CPT (Curricular Practical Training)
  • F-1 Students using OPT (Optional Practical Training)
  • J-2 Dependents
  • J-1 Students using academic training
  • J-1 Research Scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
  • DACA recipients
  • Adjustment Applicants, Refugees, Asylees, and Selected other visa classes

Benefits

Program Venue

Program Venue
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

USA

Application Process

Application Process
  • Apply using the register/login buttons at the top right of this page under “How to Apply”. If you are a first time visitor, click the ‘register’ button. If you have applied in the past or already started your application, click Log In.
  • 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.
  • Review Prospective Units  and select up to 7 that interest you.
  • 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.
  • Review all sections of the application prior to submission.
  • In order to submit your application successfully, you must upload ALL required materials, ensure that your recommendation letters are attached, and hit the SUBMIT button by the deadline.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note the following:

 

  • This is NOT a scholarship. This program is NOT employment, does NOT fund research, research-related activities, award scholarships, or provide financial aid assistance of any kind. A stipend is provided to offset living expenses during the fellowship period.
  • Eligibility. 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. Refer to Eligibility Criteria below.
  • Reference Requirements. TWO online references must be received prior to application submission. You will NOT be able to submit your application until BOTH references have been received. References must be relevant to your academic, professional, volunteer or other related experience.
  • Even if you have applied for a fellowship in the past, you MUST complete a new application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials do not carry over from session to session.

 

The 2021 session of the Mirzayan Fellowship will begin on August 30 and conclude on November 19, 2021.

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The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program 2021

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Description

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About the Program

 

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 22nd year, is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that 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.

 

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. 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.

Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. They also work in foreign governments, in international institutions such as the European Union and World Bank, in universities, and in the private sector.

 

 

Purpose of the Program

 

The fellowship program, which operates under the auspices of the Policy and Global Affairs Division, a program unit within the 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 program, fellows engage in studies and activities throughout the 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 activities within the fellow’s assigned unit.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in Orientation learning about how the Academies operate and gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

 

Throughout the fellowship program, fellows are assigned to small groups that research specific science and technology policy topics. Each group presents their findings to the full fellowship class. Through this exercise, fellows gain a better understanding of committee dynamics in an environment that is similar to that of the Academies’ committees. In the process, fellows gain insights into the challenges inherent in arranging presentations of the type that would be made before a congressional or Academies’ committee.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in getting accustomed to the Academies at our Program Orientation were they learn how the Academies operate and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies 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 for graduate students, postdoctoral students, and professional school students (e.g, Master’s, JD, MD, PhD).

 

Applicants who are not US citizens or US permanent residents must hold one of the following visas:

 

  • F-1 Students using CPT (Curricular Practical Training)
  • F-1 Students using OPT (Optional Practical Training)
  • J-2 Dependents
  • J-1 Students using academic training
  • J-1 Research Scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
  • DACA recipients
  • Adjustment Applicants, Refugees, Asylees, and Selected other visa classes

Benefits

Program Venue

Program Venue
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

USA

Application Process

Application Process
  • Apply using the register/login buttons at the top right of this page under “How to Apply”. If you are a first time visitor, click the ‘register’ button. If you have applied in the past or already started your application, click Log In.
  • 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.
  • Review Prospective Units  and select up to 7 that interest you.
  • 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.
  • Review all sections of the application prior to submission.
  • In order to submit your application successfully, you must upload ALL required materials, ensure that your recommendation letters are attached, and hit the SUBMIT button by the deadline.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note the following:

 

  • This is NOT a scholarship. This program is NOT employment, does NOT fund research, research-related activities, award scholarships, or provide financial aid assistance of any kind. A stipend is provided to offset living expenses during the fellowship period.
  • Eligibility. 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. Refer to Eligibility Criteria below.
  • Reference Requirements. TWO online references must be received prior to application submission. You will NOT be able to submit your application until BOTH references have been received. References must be relevant to your academic, professional, volunteer or other related experience.
  • Even if you have applied for a fellowship in the past, you MUST complete a new application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials do not carry over from session to session.

 

The 2021 session of the Mirzayan Fellowship will begin on August 30 and conclude on November 19, 2021.

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Description

About the Program

 

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 22nd year, is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that 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.

 

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. 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.

Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. They also work in foreign governments, in international institutions such as the European Union and World Bank, in universities, and in the private sector.

 

 

Purpose of the Program

 

The fellowship program, which operates under the auspices of the Policy and Global Affairs Division, a program unit within the 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 program, fellows engage in studies and activities throughout the 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 activities within the fellow’s assigned unit.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in Orientation learning about how the Academies operate and gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

 

Throughout the fellowship program, fellows are assigned to small groups that research specific science and technology policy topics. Each group presents their findings to the full fellowship class. Through this exercise, fellows gain a better understanding of committee dynamics in an environment that is similar to that of the Academies’ committees. In the process, fellows gain insights into the challenges inherent in arranging presentations of the type that would be made before a congressional or Academies’ committee.

 

During the first week of the fellowship program, fellows spend their mornings in getting accustomed to the Academies at our Program Orientation were they learn how the Academies operate and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology policy. After the first week at Mirzayan, fellows receive briefings from representatives of other organizations in Washington, DC that influence, make, or report on science and technology policy.

BENIFITS

Eligibilities

Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies 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 for graduate students, postdoctoral students, and professional school students (e.g, Master’s, JD, MD, PhD).

 

Applicants who are not US citizens or US permanent residents must hold one of the following visas:

 

  • F-1 Students using CPT (Curricular Practical Training)
  • F-1 Students using OPT (Optional Practical Training)
  • J-2 Dependents
  • J-1 Students using academic training
  • J-1 Research Scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
  • DACA recipients
  • Adjustment Applicants, Refugees, Asylees, and Selected other visa classes

For Further Queries:

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

It will be held in National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Apply using the register/login buttons at the top right of this page under “How to Apply”. If you are a first time visitor, click the ‘register’ button. If you have applied in the past or already started your application, click Log In.
  • 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.
  • Review Prospective Units  and select up to 7 that interest you.
  • 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.
  • Review all sections of the application prior to submission.
  • In order to submit your application successfully, you must upload ALL required materials, ensure that your recommendation letters are attached, and hit the SUBMIT button by the deadline.
Applications will be closed at:
April 30, 2021
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