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UPDATED Policy Fellowships For Scientists & Engineers

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumAug 23, 2010 2:41 PM


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I regularly receive emails about breaking into the policy realm, becoming a science writer, or career advice in general. Recently, the volume of these has gone way up.Perhaps it's the economy, hiring freezes at major institutions, and the overproduction of talented, newly-minted PhDs on the market contributing to a tough job environment. Maybe there's also renewed interest in becoming a Renaissance scientist--the type of individual combining her or his scientific expertise with writing, communication, art, and more to help broaden public understanding of science and its influence in society. I'd like to remind readers of my list of Policy Fellowships For Scientists & Engineers and encourage those seeking opportunities beyond and within the ivory towers of academia to take a look and consider applying. In 2009 I realized there was no comprehensive clearinghouse of what's available, so I worked with a group of terrific staffers and interns at American Association for the Advancement of Science to come up with this list. I also hope students, professors, and industry members will kindly add any fellowships they know of that are not currently here in comments below as I update this regularly. ____________________________________________ AAAS Science & Technology Policy FellowshipsNational Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship ProgramNational Academies Jefferson Science FellowshipsPresidential Management Fellows ProgramThe Royal Society (U.K.) MP-Scientist Pairing SchemeThe Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships ProgramAmerican Chemical SocietyHellman FellowshipAmerican Psychological AssociationAmerican Physical Society Belfer Center, Kennedy School of GovernmentAmerican Institute of Biological SciencesAmerican Astronomical Society – John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship American Society for Microbiology National Human Genome Research InstituteHealth and Aging Policy Fellowship Society for Research in Child Development Policy FellowshipDepartment of Commerce – Commerce Science and Technology Fellowship ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship ProgramAmerican Institute of Physics and Member Society Government Science FellowshipsHarvard University – Science, Technology, and Public Policy FellowshipsAmerican Society for Biochemisty and Molecular Biology American Geophysical Union – Congressional Science FellowshipAmerican Society of Human Genetics California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship (I did this one!) American Chemical Society San Diego Section – Public Policy FellowshipOptical Society of America – Congressional Fellows Program Social Science Research Council – Abe Fellowship ProgramDavid A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship – Association of University Programs in Health AdministrationNational Center for Health Statistics – Health Policy Fellowship ProgramPacker Policy Fellowships – Australian-American Health Policy Fellowships ProgramThe ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship ProgramThe Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Health PolicyGeological Society of America Congressional Science FellowshipResearch!AmericaAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyNASA Congressional FellowshipMorris Udall FoundationAcademy of Medical Sciences/Wellcome TrustAldo Leopold Leadership ProgramHarkness Fellowship

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