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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


2009-10 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

For 35 years, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships have provided scientists and engineers with a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm, while learning first-hand about establishing and implementing policy.

Fellows select assignments in Congressional offices or federal agencies. This is a year-long opportunity, beginning September 1 and ending August 31. Most federal agencies offer Fellows the opportunity to renew for a second year.

AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs.

AAAS partners with approximately 30 scientific and engineering societies that also sponsor fellowships. They conduct separate application and selection processes and may provide different stipend and benefits support. Individuals interested in the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are encouraged to apply with all scientific and engineering societies for which they qualify. Please see our website for details.

Eligibility & Criteria:

To be considered for a fellowship via AAAS, successful applicants must:

- Hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, etc.), in any of the following: social/Behavioral sciences, Medical/Health disciplines, Biological, Physical or Geosciences, or Engineering disciplines (applicants with a MS in engineering and three or more years of post-degree professional experience also qualify) Note: All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline

- Have solid scientific and technical credentials and the endorsement of three references

- Show a commitment to serve society

- Exhibit good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to engage with non-scientific audiences

- Demonstrate integrity, problem-solving ability, good judgment, flexibility, and leadership qualities

- Hold U.S. citizenship

Note: Federal employees are not eligible

Stipend and Benefits:

Stipend: Approximately $70,000 to $92,000 (depending on years of experience and previous salary).

Relocation Allowance: Up to $4,000 for first-year Fellows with stipends via AAAS if move is greater than 50 miles outside Washington, D.C.

Health Insurance: Monthly reimbursements for Fellows who receive stipends via AAAS. Insurance coverage via agency for those hired directly as temporary federal employees.

Travel/Training: Minimum of $4,000 for Fellows receiving a stipend via AAAS, to be used for fellowship assignment-related travel, conferences, and/or training. Varies by placement and must be approved by supervisor.

Professional Development: A year-long program including orientation, monthly seminars, skill building workshops, career sessions, and networking events.

APPLY: The deadline is December 15th, 2008. AAAS accepts online applications only.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Michigan Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

The MICHIGAN SOCIETY OF FELLOWS at the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor announces the 2009-2012 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES, ARTS, SCIENCES,AND PROFESSIONS

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. In 2007, the Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to add four Mellon Fellows annually in the humanities, expanding the number of fellowships awarded each year from four to eight. The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals selected for outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests. We invite applications from qualified candidates for three-year postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan.

Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2006, and September 1, 2009. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors or Research Scientists in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by Society members and University faculty. Final selections will be made in late January by Senior Fellows of the Society. Eight Fellows will be selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2009. The annual stipend will be $51,500.

Click here to start your application!

Friday, September 12, 2008


Fellowship Opportunities in Federal Technology Transfer

The NIH Office of Technology Transfer has postdoctoral fellowship opportunities available under the Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) authority to qualified candidates in the field of technology transfer. Technology Transfer Research Training Awards (TTRTA) enable candidates to combine their biomedical, behavioral, or related science background with training and experience in the technology transfer field. The Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for patenting and licensing technologies resulting from basic research to effect their commercialization by business and industry. Fellows will work with OTT patenting and licensing staff and OTT policy staff, NIH scientists and outside industrial or academic collaborators in pursuit of these goals. Fellows will spend 20% of their training time in an assigned NIH laboratory, and 80% at OTT.

Duties & Responsibilities

Fellows will receive hands-on specialized training.
Fellows will be mentored in and assigned tasks related to:
Who May Apply
Special notes:

These fellowships require a two-year commitment on the part of candidates.

How To Apply
By E-Mail:

Susan Bruff

By Fax:

301-496-9056 -- Attention: Susan Bruff

By Mail:
NIH Office of Technology Transfer
Attn: Susan Bruff
6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 325 (MSC 7660)
Rockville, MD 20852-3804

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Duke University / RJR-Leon Golberg Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships

Duke and RJR Tobacco Company have established training fellowships honoring the eminent toxicologist, the late Dr. Leon Golberg. The Fellow/Research Associate will have the opportunity to spend at least two years at Duke or RJR under the guidance of one Integrated Toxicology
and Environmental Health Program faculty member and will interact extensively with other ITEHP faculty members during the course of their research. Interested candidates should contact their preferred ITEHP faculty member to discuss this opportunity. ITEHP faculty will submit postdoctoral candidate packages for committee review in mid October.

Applicants will submit the following material to their ITEHP faculty mentor:

Nominee's CV
Nominees's graduate transcript
Nominee's statement of research interests and plans
Letter of support from potential Duke mentor
Two letters of recommendation

Compensation for the Fellow will be at the NIH's 2008 Kirschstein stipend level based on the number years of experience and will include health insurance, $1,000 relocation expense and $500 per year for travel to meetings.

Please click here for more information about the Program.
Deadline for applications is September 30th, 2008.

ITEHP Contact Information:

Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Fellowship Director

Eve Marion, Program Manager
Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program
Duke University
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708
(Tel.) 919-613-8078
(Fax) 919-668-1799

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