Posts tagged Career Options: Science Policy

AAU Vice President for Policy Toby Smith to talk, Nov 6

Toby Smith, Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities, will present a talk on U.S. science policy including a discussion of the historical origins of government support for the U.S. scientific enterprise.  He will also talk about the current political and fiscal climate, its impacts on science and policy, and how scientists and engineers can effectively advocate for science in the polarized political environment that exists both in Washington D.C. and throughout the country.

Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in social media as a way to engage public audiences, and appreciation for public engagement approaches.

Apply now for Nov 6 workshop on STEM Policy & Advocacy featuring AAAS and Toby Smith of the AAU

STEM Policy & Advocacy: Making Your Voice Heard Monday, November 6, 2017 10:45-5:30 PM  Vanderbilt University Keynote address by Tobin (Toby Smith), Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities "Engaging Policymakers" workshop facilitated by the American Advancement for the Association of Science (AAAS)

Fellowship opportunity at BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority)

Kim Petrie
August 23, 2017

Are you interested in transitioning to a career in policy for public health emergency preparedness? Consider applying for a 1-year ORISE fellowship offered by the US Department of Health and Human Services BARDA program. U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a PhD program in science, engineering, public health, or medicine (or those no more than 5 years post-bachelor's) are eligible to apply.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program applications due Sept 8th

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomes applications for its Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017, and the 2018 session will last from January 16 until April 6. The Program also offers a $9000 stipend.

AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy hosting workshop

Angela Zito
May 16, 2017

Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop 2017 Course dates: September 10 - September 16, 2017. Application deadline: May 30, 2017.   The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy is hosting a first-of-its-kind workshop in science diplomacy. The week-long experience incorporates academic lectures, field visits, professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and leadership training.

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships-Applications open May-November 2017

Angela Zito
May 8, 2017

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships  This program provides scientists and engineers the opportunity to serve year long fellowships and to learn firsthand about policy making. There are approximately 300 Fellows placed each year, making this the largest by volume program listed in this article. Fellows are placed in and around DC in various offices based on interest and need. 

Vanderbilt Science Policy Group hosts discussion on internships for graduate students interested in science policy

Kate Stuart
April 28, 2017
Posted in Announcements

On May 11 at 5 pm in 306 LH the Vanderbilt Science Policy Group will host a discussion on internship opportunities available for graduate students interested in science policy. Opportunities will be available for students to learn about the application process for the AAAS fellowship from a graduate student currently going through this process.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program opens May 1, 2017

Kate Stuart
April 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

On Monday, May 1, 2017, the application will open for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years are eligible to apply.

"PhD Careers in Think Tanks," VersatilePhD panel discussion, April 3-7

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

PhD Careers in Think Tanks April 3-7, 2017 STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in "think tanks", non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

World Technology Evaluation Center Hiring Nanotech Policy Analyst

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017

The World Technology Evaluation Center is hiring a Policy Analyst with knowledge of nanotechnology standards and a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to nanotechnology for a position based in Arlington, Virginia. Among its clients, WTEC provides support to the federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. The analyst will “provide high-level scientific support for office management, including analyzing science and technology policy issues.” Key Responsibilities:

White House OSTP Accepting Internship Applications

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017

The Trump administration has posted information about its Office of Science of Technology Policy internship program and is currently seeking applicants. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall, spring, and summer terms, the summer 2017 application deadline is this Wednesday, March 15. According to the website, “serving as an OSTP intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and S&T policy analysts in OSTP's policy division or on OSTP's legal team.”   ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: