Gulf Research Program Seeking Fellows for 2018

Dec 4, 2017, 11:24 AM by Melodi Moore
National Academies

Apply today to be a Gulf Research Program fellow

Applications are now open for the Gulf Research Program’s 2018 fellowships!

Are you an early-career scientist looking for the flexibility to pursue your research? Our Early-Career Research Fellows receive two years’ worth of unrestricted funding to pursue the innovative research and unique collaborations that move coastal science forward.

Have an interest in how science and policy interact, but aren’t sure where to start? Our Science Policy Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year alongside decision-makers at agencies across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida.



Now accepting applications for 2018!
Early-career Research Fellowship - Deadline: Feb. 21, 2018
The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems. 

Science Policy Fellowship - Deadline: March 14, 2018
The Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. 

Christine Mirzayan Fellowship - opens Spring 2018
The  fellowship is a 12-week program at the National Academies in Washington, DC, that engages early career individuals in the processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows are placed in different divisions around the National Academies like the Gulf Research Program, where they work with staff and participate in activities designed to help them prepare for a career in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local level.


Learn more about the fellowships