The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program of the National 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.
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 US and non-US 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-US 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 as indicated below. The National Academies cannot sponsor a visa for this program. Copies of immigration documents must be submitted at the time of application.Learn more about eligibility...