Funding agency: 
NASEM Gulf Research Program

Applications are now open for the 2020 Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship!
In this 12-week program, early-career individuals are placed in different divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC—including the Gulf Research Program. Fellows gain hands-on experience in science and technology policy while learning about the role scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.
Interested in being a Mirzayan Fellow for the Gulf Research Program? If you’re a graduate student or recent graduate whose studies are relevant to the program initiatives, consider applying! Meet our past Mirzayan Fellows to learn more about their backgrounds and the careers they’ve chosen to pursue after their fellowships.

About the Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies 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' committee, board, or 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 and at federal agencies.  

The application period for the 2020 Mirzayan Fellowship program is open from 6/17/19 to 9/6/19.  The Fellowship stipend will be $9,250.

September 6, 2019
Funding type: 
Graduate students