Call for Applications: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). This professional level fellowship is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking, bring valuable expertise to policy, and enhance STEM in the federal government.

Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a strong corps of over 3,100 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Fellow contributions may include policy research, drafting briefings and reports, and implementing policies to enhance reproducibility of research through rigor and transparency.

Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages. STPF is seeking candidates with strong STEM credentials, an interest in career transformation and a desire to enhance federal policy.

Application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree. Applicants with an M.S. in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify.


  • Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, or engineering discipline, OR a Master’s in engineering with three years of engineering related professional experience.
  • U.S. citizenship.


  • $75,000–100,000.
  • Health insurance
  • Travel/training and relocation allowances.


FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

For more information and to apply:

Questions? Email or call 202-326-6700

2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) – Application OPEN!

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to call for applications to the 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) and affiliated programs.

Programs now accepting applications include:

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Graduate Students, Predoc Students, Postdoc Researchers, and Senior Researchers)

The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) – more info to come

The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Smithsonian Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry of Museum Collections Fellowship

The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections

The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship

The George Burch Fellowship

Please note the application deadline for most of these program these programs is Friday, December 1, 2017.

For more information, go to or call the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070.

NETL Postdoc Geologic-Environmental-Materials Research Opportunity – Apply NOW!

National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) – Materials Science & Engineering

Application Request

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) seeks motivated, post-graduates (PhD) interested in performing research as part of the Geologic-Environmental-Materials focus area that pertains to Materials Performance in Deep Well Environments.

Applicants for this position should have solid educational background and/or familiarity in the physical and mechanical behavior of materials to a degree that facilitates the identification, collection, collation, and analysis of a wide range of metallic materials and high strength alloys used in offshore and deep well environments.

***Interested applicants should complete the online application at Jeffrey.Hawk

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Want to commercialize your research or innovation? Apply for NSF I-Corps!

Want to build a business around your research or innovation?

Apply for the NSF I-Corps Regional Program!


Southwest I-Corps is offering a FREE Regional NSF I-Corps Program to facilitate commercial evaluation of academic research and innovation, and develop potentially eligible teams for a $50,000 NSF I-Corps team grant. Teams will explore the potential value of their research or innovation, and quickly and effectively validate their commercialization strategy.


Graduate students, faculty and staff interested in translating their research or innovation into commercial ventures are encouraged to apply.


Tuesday, September 19 through Friday, October 6 (teams will attend in person on 9/19 and 10/6 and work virtually on the days in between). Hotel accommodations are provided for traveling teams.


More information is available on the Southwest I-Corps website. Interested teams must apply by Friday, August 25.

For questions, contact Kerri Smith at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at kerri or 713.348.4542, or Kaz Karwowski at the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership at klk5.

Innovation Crossroads Program Now Is Recruiting For its Second Cohort Of Innovators!

ORNL’s prestigious Innovation Crossroads program is recruiting for its second cohort of innovators ( We are looking for recent or soon-to-be PhD graduates who have started or are interested in starting new energy or advanced manufacturing companies. The benefits to those selected are significant: a 2-year stipend with health and travel benefits to work at ORNL, R&D funding to collaborate with ORNL scientists, and business model development and mentoring assistance… a total package of nearly $500,000. Applications open for Cohort 2 on September 19, and the successful candidates will begin their work at ORNL in May, 2018.

We are hosting an informational webinar about the program on Wednesday, August 9th at 2:00pm Eastern. This would be a good opportunity for you and people you know to learn more about Innovation Crossroads. You can register at

We would appreciate it if you would forward this message and to potential candidates in your organization, and to others you think may have interest. We would also be happy to speak with directly about the Innovation Crossroads program. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact me and we’ll set up a time when we can discuss this opportunity in further

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Invitation letter to attend Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago (YIM-C) 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) organizing committee is honored to announce that we have started accepting registration for the 2nd annual ‘Sci-ROI Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago (YIM-C) for September 9-10, 2017.

Sci-ROI, is a volunteer run not-for-profit organization comprising of young Science and Technology scholars and professionals in the USA of South-East Asian origin (for more information please visit: The objective of Sci-ROI is to establish a platform to promote multi-dimensional engagement between the young talented South-East Asian diaspora in the US and India. With this goal in mind, we organize events to (i) Explore career opportunities in India, (ii) Promote innovation through supporting entrepreneurship and thereby contributing to initiatives such as Make in India, (iii) Understand the rapidly evolving science, technology, and innovation landscape in Indian industry and academia, (iv) Interact with hiring managers, senior government representatives and experts from India, (v) Influence relevant policy issues, e.g., technology transfer, and, (vi) Increase awareness of direct and indirect collaborative initiatives between India and USA.

We are delighted to share with you that Sci-ROI YIM-C 2016 was organized successfully and it was a first of its kind in the Midwest USA. In fact, it differs from other YIM events in Boston, UK or Europe, in that it extended beyond biological sciences to include participants and speakers from all scientific and technological disciplines and it also brought in industrial and entrepreneurial partners. The event brought together nearly 150 students, post-doctorates and young scientists with the intention to work in India, who got an opportunity to interact with several eminent thought leaders and policy makers from industry, academia and the government. Detailed report of this event can be found on our website –

Sci-ROI YIM-C 2017 will be co-hosted by University of Chicago, Chicago from 9th to10th of September 2017. We invite you to consult for more information. We will be highly grateful to you and your institution if you can kindly share this message among the postdoc community which will hopefully reach the South-East Asian scientific, entrepreneurial, postdoctoral and pre-doctoral diaspora. We are confident that through participation in this event the graduate, postdoc and scientific community of South-East Asian origin will immensely benefit by networking with hiring managers.

Please email us at kovikiran or sghoshdastidar if you have any questions or concerns. We will highly appreciate if you can kindly spread the message among the research community comprising of the project scientists, research associates, postdoctoral associates and predoctoral candidates. We humbly request you to attach the outreach flyer when you send out the message Thanking you for your time and help for spreading this message.


On behalf of SciROI

Kiran Kumar Kovi, Euclid Techlabs

Somasish Ghosh Dastidar, UCSD

Outreach flyer YIMC 2017.pdf

Post-doctoral Researcher at NETL- Environmental Engineering/Environmental Science/Meteorological Science

National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) – Environmental Engineering/Environmental Science/Meteorological Science Research Opportunity

Apply by 6/30/18

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), this posting seeks a post-doctoral researcher who is interested in participating as part of the geologic and environmental sciences focus research area at NETL. Candidates who demonstrate knowledge of and have experience in areas including: atmospheric chemistry and physics, environmental data statistical interpretation, environment field research, atmospheric dispersion modeling, and analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply.

For more information about research ongoing in the Unconventional Resources Portfolio at NETL please visit

Interested applicants should complete the online application at Natalie.pekney.

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