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Tuesday
Feb022016

2016-17 Capital Fellows Programs Applications Due Feb. 8

The Capital Fellows Programs, administered through Sacramento State University, are accepting applications for the 2016-17 cohort until Monday, Feb. 8. The Capital Fellows Programs comprise four fellowships in public policy and leadership. Starting in Fall 2016, Fellows will work for 10-11 months in Sacramento within a judicial, executive, or legislative office, as employees of Sacramento State. Additionally, the Fellows will attend weekly graduate seminars conducted by their program’s academic advisors. Capital Fellows Programs

Application Deadline: Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

Benefits: Employees of Sacramento State; monthly stipend of $2,627; health benefits

Eligibility: Anyone with a bachelor’s degree (no preferred major); non-US citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status

For more information and to apply, please visit their website

Sunday
Jan312016

Call for Applications: Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy

The UC Center Sacramento announces its second annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and will deliver an invited policy lecture at the UC Center in Summer 2016. Submissions will be accepted through March 1. UC Center Sacramento

Award: $500 and an opportunity to deliver a policy lecture at the UC Center.

Deadline: Mar. 1.

Application requirements: 250-word abstract; two-page summary of paper; CV; teaching evaluations from the last two quarters; letter of recommendation from a supervising professor.

To apply: Submit all materials (with the letter of recommendation sent separately by the professor) to Dee Powell with the subject line “Emerging Scholars."

Thursday
Sep172015

CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows Webinar on Sept. 30

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If you are pursuing a Ph.D. in STEM or a STEM-related field and are interested in working in public policy, you may be interested in the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) fellowship. The CCST program is designed to enable fellows to work hands-on with policymakers in addressing complex scientific issues.

The Legislature benefits from having the expertise of a trained Ph.D.-level scientist, who brings significant analytical, problem solving, and research skills applied through the lens of the scientific method. The Fellows gain invaluable experience about the intersection of science, technology, and policy.

CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Eligibility: U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. or equivalent in a STEM field (see list).

Stipend: $45,000 for the one-year appointment with up to $4,000 for relocation costs.

More Info: Read the Fellowship Description.

Register here to watch the webinar on the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.

Webinar date: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Wednesday
Dec032014

CCST Science and Technology Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

CCST LogoIf you have a STEM PhD and an interest in public policy, then you should check out the CCST Fellowship program. The program is designed to enable Fellows to work hands-on with policymakers in addressing complex scientific issues as well as to assume all the other legislative responsibilities of full-time legislative staffers.

The Legislature benefits from having the expertise of a trained Ph.D.-level scientist, who brings significant analytical, problem solving, research, and communication skills applied through the lens of the scientific method, and the Fellows gain an invaluable, hands-on learning experience about the intersection of science, technology, and policy.

CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 25

Eligibility: U.S. citizen with a PhD or equivalent in a STEM field (see list), earned before Sept. 1, 2015.

Stipend: $45,000 for the one-year appointment with up to $4,000 for relocation costs.

More Info: Read the Fellowship Description.

Monday
Sep292014

Public Policy Research Fellowship

IRLE LogoThe UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) is offering a one-year Public Policy Fellowship to recent graduates of a graduate degree program in one of the following areas: law, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, or a related field. The purpose of the fellowship is to support the public policy research of the IRLE on labor and employment issues.

IRLE Public Policy Research Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, October 31

Eligibility: A recent graduate with a graduate degree in one of the following areas: law, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, or a related field.

Support: Offers a salary based on experience and full benefits for a 12-month appointment. No classes can be taken and no degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.

Questions: Email Pamela Izvanariu at: pizvanariu@irle.ucla.edu

More info: Read the call for applications.

Wednesday
Jul022014

Graduate Fellowship for Science and Technology Policy 

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The Graduate Fellowship Program for Science & Technology Policy is designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. During the program, fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Each fellow will be 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.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 1.

Eligibility: Open to international (with certain visas) and U.S. citizens who are a graduate, postdoctoral, or professional student.

Stipend: $8,500.

Term: 12 weeks. From January 20 to April 10.

Orientation: Mandatory program orientation from January 20 to 23.

Questions: Call 202-334-2455 or email policyfellows@nas.edu

More information: About the program.

Tuesday
Dec042012

California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. The deadline to receive applications is 5 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2013.

This exciting fellowship provided by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) puts professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. This opportunity allows fellows to work directly with policymakers to solve complicated scientific and technical issues that are challenging California. The fellowship offers an ideal opportunity for those wishing to better understand and improve the interaction between science and legislation.

For more information on the fellowship or on CCST, visit http://fellows.ccst.us/index.php.

You may also view the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship PDF.

Tuesday
Apr172012

Graduate Fellowship in Cultural Literacy

Below is an ad for a great fellowship opportunity for UCSB graduate students whose work relates to values and ethics in the public sphere. The deadline (May 1) is rapidly approaching, so check out all of the details below and start your application if your work qualifies. Not sure what types of projects they are looking for? You can view a list of past winners and their project titles to gain some insight.

The Steve and Barbara Mendell Graduate Fellowship in Cultural Literacy was established in 2006 by a generous gift from Steven and Barbara Mendell. Mr. Mendell is a life-time member of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation since 1983, serving as its Chair in 2003-05. Believing that it is the responsibility of liberal arts institutions to support scholarship and teaching that advance a civil society, the endowment was established to encourage discussion and debate relating to the compelling questions of ethics and values in contemporary public life, and with attention particularly about how these questions might be informed by knowledge of history and cultural traditions.

Consistent with the goals of the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life at UCSB, the endowment supports one or more fellowship stipends each year for outstanding graduate students in the College of Letters and Science at UCSB (Humanities and Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Science) whose research or programs of study advance the goals of broad-based cultural literacy and high ethical standards in our participative democracy.

Although the scope of possible research topics for funding is wide, all such topics must relate to some aspect of contemporary values and ethics in the "public sphere," such as the importance of civility and tolerance, appreciation for pluralism and human rights, understanding better how public issues are framed, ways in which social conflict is resolved, improving and extending democratic practice, and the role of public humanities generally in society. Support may be provided for dissertation fellowships, supplemental fellowships, summer stipends, or for special research projects.

Guidelines and application forms are available on the Capps Center web site.

Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 3043/3045 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB. 

Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary faculty committee and awards announced by June 1, 2012.

For further information, contact: Dr. Leonard Wallock, Associate Director, Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life, 805-893-2317 or leonard.wallock@cappscenter.ucsb.edu.

Tuesday
Nov152011

New Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

Fulbright is offering an exciting new program that will allow students to be placed in positions in foreign government or institutions while they also conduct research! Check out the details below:

 

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship" will allow U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad by serving in professional placements within foreign government ministries or institutions while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.   The fellowship will help advance public policy research agendas, fosters mutual understanding and builds lasting ties between the U.S. and partner countries. 

Selected Fulbright Students will work side-by-side with the citizens of other countries to tackle the toughest public policy problems of the day. This new exchange is the vanguard of international public diplomacy, as it leverages the excellence of the Fulbright program to achieve global development objectives.
Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will serve in partner country governments, which include:

·         Bangladesh
·         Cote d’Ivoire
·         The Dominican Republic
·         Guatemala
·         Haiti
·         Jamaica
·         Mongolia
·         Nepal
·         Nigeria
·         Thailand
·         Tunisia

The U.S. Department of State and partner country governments will coordinate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, housing and communications.

Candidates must be in receipt of a master’s or J.D. degree by the beginning of the Fellowship (Summer 2012) or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program.  Applicants must apply At-Large and have at least two years of work experience in public policy-related fields.  Final selection will be made by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

More information, including complete eligibility requirements, please contact Theresa Granza, tgranza@iie.org or Walter Jackson, wjackson@iie.org.  For more information on how to apply, please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html.

Applications for the 2012-13 competition will be accepted from November 4, 2011 through February 1, 2012; Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will begin their assignments in summer/fall 2012.