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A digest of the latest opportunities in science policy from around the web, such as open positions on advisory committees, calls for information, fellowships, jobs, and internships.

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National Science Board Accepting Nominations for Honorary Awards

The National Science Board is seeking nominations for the 2019 Vannevar Bush and NSB Public Service Awards. The Vannevar Bush Award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions through public service in science, technology, and policy, while the Public Service Award is given to individuals who have made contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering. 

September 28, 2018

World Climate Research Programme Seeking Input on Strategic Plan

The World Climate Research Programme, a network of international climate research projects, is accepting public comment on its draft 10-year strategic plan, set to be implemented from 2019 to 2029. The plan’s overarching objectives include improving fundamental understanding of the climate system, advancing predictive skill on timescales of up to a decade, and connecting climate science with policy and services. The National Science Foundation is hosting a lecture on July 17 about the future directions of the program.

August 31, 2018

International Science Council Seeks Participants for Global Survey of Scientists

The AIP Statistical Research Center, on behalf of the International Science Council, is seeking scientists around the world to participate in a survey to study social dynamics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computing, mathematics, physics, and the history and philosophy of science and technology. The survey seeks to better understand scientists’ and practitioners’ experiences, challenges, and interests across regions, countries, disciplines, sector of employment, and career stage to help inform the International Science Council and its member unions to increase participation of all people in STEM fields.

October 31, 2018

National Academies Accepting Applications for Mirzayan Science Policy Fellowship

The National Academies is now accepting applications for the 2019 Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., learning about the role of science in federal policymaking and gaining hands-on experience working for a committee or board. Interested individuals who have earned a graduate degree in a STEM-related field within the last five years are encouraged to apply.

September 7, 2018

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is accepting applications for the 2019 National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellows spend a year in an NNSA program or site office where they contribute technical and policy expertise to activities ranging from strategy development to project implementation. Recent graduates or current students focused on policy or technical fields are encouraged to apply.

October 3, 2018