For 2013-2014 academic year, CCST (California Council on Science and Technology) is now accepting applications for California science and technology policy fellowships in USA. It is a one year fellowship program which provides a base stipend of $45,000, additional allowances for health insurance, travel and professional development activities and will reimburse up to $4,000 in actual relocation costs. Total ten fellowships are offered. Applications for the fellowship will be accepted by February 28, 2013.
Study Subject(s): It enables students to incorporate science and technology into public policy.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing research programme.
Scholarship Provider: California Council on Science and Technology (CCST).
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Fellowship, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:
-A PhD or equivalent level degree or
-An MS degree in an engineering discipline, plus at least three years post-degree experience; and
-U.S. citizenship or
-Suitable immigration status for non-residents.
Scholarship Open for International Students: US students can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The California Council on Science and Technology seeks PhD scientists and engineers to serve as Fellows to provide the California State Legislature with critical, unbiased scientific and technical advice. If applicants are looking for a professional development opportunity that enables them to incorporate science and technology into public policy, CCST encourage them to apply for a one-year fellowship.
Number of award(s): After the interviews are completed, the committee will select up to ten individuals (and several alternates) who will be offered fellowships.
Duration of award(s): The first day of the fellowship is November 1, 2013, and the last day is October 31, 2014.
What does it cover? The base stipend is $45,000, which is comparable to the stipends provided to experience Post Docs at the University of California. In addition, CCST will reimburse up to $4,000 in actual relocation costs (for moves over 50 miles) and will provide additional allowances for health insurance, travel and professional development activities that support applicants fellowship experience.
Selection Criteria: CCST employs a multi-tiered approach to the review process, to ensure candidates have an opportunity to present themselves in the most favorable light and to allow the selection committee to fairly gauge the potential of success for each candidate. Following an administrative review to confirm the eligibility of a candidate’s application packet, the committee evaluates the written material submitted and selects finalists, who will be brought to Sacramento for interviews. After the interviews are completed, the committee will select up to ten individuals (and several alternates) who will be offered fellowships.
Notification: The selection committee will complete its evaluations of the application material and select finalists for interviews approximately 2 months after the close of the application period. Finalists will be notified immediately, at which time they will receive a briefing paper assignment and information about when and where to report for an interview.
How to Apply: CCST is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships between December 1, 2012 and 5:00 pm, PDT, February 28, 2013.
The application must be filled out using the on-line application. All applications must be electronically submitted before the application deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications including letters of recommendation are due on 28th February.