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FYI: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Author: Salaeha Shariff

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Dear Colleagues,

Please distribute this program and position announcement to interested applicants:

The 2012-2013 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships online application system is open for three more weeks. Interested applicants are encouraged to start their application early and contact their references as soon as possible. Join over 2,800 scientists, social scientists and engineers who have contributed to science policy and utilized the fellowship to enhance and shape their careers. Make valuable contributions and apply your experience in new ways.

The deadline for applications is December 5, 2012, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Apply at https://fellowshipapp.aaas.org/

Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, etc.), in any of the following:
- Social/Behavioral sciences
- Medical/Health disciplines
- Biological, Physical or Earth sciences
- Computational sciences and Mathematics
- Engineering disciplines (applicants with a master’s degree and three years of experience also qualify).

All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline.

Visit http://fellowships.aaas.org/04_Become/04_Eligibility.shtml to learn more about eligibility and selection criteria.

Stipends range from approximately $74,000 to $99,000. Other benefits include health insurance, travel/training allowance and relocation allocation. For more information about benefits, visit http://fellowships.aaas.org/05_Support/05_index.shtml.

To learn more about the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, visit our website at http://fellowships.aaas.org.

Have Questions?
Join us on Facebook or Twitter. Please contact the Fellowships staff at fellowships@aaas.org or 202-326-6700 with questions.

Salaeha Shariff
Project Director, Outreach & Engagement
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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