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Government Fellowship Programs

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Fellowships provide an individual the opportunity to serve in an ideal setting for advanced subspecialty training.

Individuals are given the opportunity to study and gain invaluable insight into a particular field of study. These programs can last 6 weeks to several years.

Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AF/SFFP):
This program offers US colleges, universities, or technical institute faculty members an opportunity to perform mentor-based research in areas of interest to the Air Force in Air Force research facilities. These facilities include nine Technical Directorates of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and other Air Force research facilities including several research centers at the United States Air Force Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program:
This program administered by the Department of Energy is designed for elementary and secondary school mathematics and science teachers. Selected teachers spend up to one year in a Congressional Office or a federal agency. The Fellows provide their educational expertise, years of experience and personal insights to these offices.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Program:
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences invites applications for research projects related to major program areas: Humanities and Culture, Social Policy and American Institutions, Education, and Science and Global Security. The American Academy is marking its 225th anniversary, and proposals will be especially welcome on topics that examine the impact of scientific and technological advances over the past two centuries on, for example, international relations, security, the environment, judicial decisions, business, and the humanities and the arts. Visiting Scholars will participate in conferences, seminars, and events at the Academy, while advancing their independent research.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) State Department Science Fellowship program:
This 1-year program sponsors at least one scientist annually to spend a year working in a bureau or office of the State Department. This is an opportunity for a scientist to provide scientific and technical expertise to the Department, and help raise awareness of the value of scientific input, while learning about and contributing to the foreign policy process.

American Planning Association Congressional Fellowships:
This program provides Fellows an opportunity to work directly with congressional staff and APA's government affairs department. Projects include conducting policy and legislative research, drafting policy briefs, developing briefings and resources for congressional staff on planning and livability issues, and serving as liaison to congressional staff and advocacy organizations interested in planning and smart growth.

American Psychological Association (APA) Congressional Fellowship Program:
This 1-year program provides psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government, and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the Federal government.

CDC Bioterrorism Fellowship:
The primary purpose of this program is to identify new approaches and opportunities for field experience in which graduate candidates and early career professionals with graduate degrees can practice applying skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and field.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR) Public Health Fellowships:
The goal of the program is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR) for students and graduate students of ASPH member graduate schools of public health. The fellowships are from one to two years in duration, depending on the needs of CDC and the fellow. The types of fellowships will vary according to specific areas of research or training within CDC's Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs).

Center for Disease Control and Prevention / Prevention Research Center (CDC/PRC) Minority Fellowship
This program is designed to enhance the preparation of future public health professionals from ethnic and racial minorities by providing unique training opportunities in prevention research. The support offered through this program will expand minority representation in the public health prevention research workforce and provide fellows an opportunity to gain practical, first-hand experience in prevention research.

Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) Fellowship:
The year-long program is designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical and dental students. Fellows are engaged in a mentored clinical research project in an area that matches their personal interests and goals. Fellows will also participate in an interactive, small-group learning experience with the 15 members of the class and leading physicians and scientists.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Congressional Fellows Program:
This program offers Fellows an opportunity to gain invaluable experience as they assist in the development of legislative and public policy initiatives. Fellows works on a wide range of staff assignments, including conducting research and analysis, responding to constituent mail, drafting legislation, and coordinating logistics and public testimony for congressional hearings.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program:
This educational, leadership development program is designed for health policy professionals who through original research, advanced legislative training, and health policy analysis will significantly aid efforts to eliminate health disparities in the United States and abroad.

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy:
This program provides fellowships opportunities to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C.

Congressional Fellowship Program:
The program provides an opportunity for senior level personnel (GS 13-15 or uniform service equivalents) to work in Congressional offices or with committee staff members to develop legislative issues. The fellows gain an in-depth understanding of legislative branch processes and culture.

Dwight David Eisenhower Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fellowships:
The program provides students with additional opportunities to enter careers in transportation. The program also serves as a feeder for other Eisenhower fellowships.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Post-Doctoral Laboratory Research Fellowship Program:
This 2-year training program provides doctoral-level (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M.) scientists with an emphasis on research or development in infectious diseases. Fellows will conduct applied research or development in areas relevant to public health including, but not limited to the following: development and evaluation of diagnostic and subtyping techniques, antimicrobial sensitivity and assessment of mechanisms of resistance, principles and practices of vector or animal control, improved methodologies for environmental sampling, testing, and evaluation.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Network for Environmental Studies Fellowship Program:
This program provides undergraduate and graduate students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory. Research project topics include environmental law, environmental management, environmental science, public relations, and computer programming.

Fascell Fellowship Program:
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Named in honor of the two principal founders of NED, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.

Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities:
Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities.

Graduate Student Research Fellowship Program:
This NASA program awards fellowships up to $22,000 a year to graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. NASA's scientists and engineers competitively evaluate students applying for these fellowships on their academic qualifications, proposed research, and plan of study. Approximately 300 graduates are accepted into the program each year.

Homeland Security Awards presented by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation:
The four $2,500 Homeland Security Awards are designed to encourage, promote and toprovide incentives for individuals/companies within the United States to continue research that leads to the development of "cutting edge" Homeland Security innovations.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program:
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. During their Fellowship year, Humphrey Fellows participate in programs that combine graduate-level academic course work with professional development activities. The program is not designed to offer a degree, but to provide broad professional enrichment through a combination of activities tailored to each Fellow's interests. Around 130 Fellows are awarded.

International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP):
The program introduces scientist and engineers in the early stages of their careers to opportunities abroad, thereby furthering National Science Foundation's (NFS) goal of establishing productive, mutually-beneficial relationships between U.S. and foreign science and engineering communities. These awards are available for research in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. Foreign science or engineering centers and other centers of excellence in all geographical regions are eligible host institutions.

Kluge Center Fellowship at Library of Congress:
This program provides the opportunity to qualified scholars to conduct research at the Library of Congress collection and resources for a period of up to 11 months. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Distinguished International Postdoctoral Research Fellows (MPS-DRF):
The program provides opportunities for postdoctoral investigators to conduct research projects abroad. The program provides talented recent doctoral recipients in the mathematical and physical sciences an effective means of establishing international collaborations in the early stages of their careers, thereby facilitating and enhancing connections between the U.S. science and engineering community and its international counterparts.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship: Hispanic Internship Program (HIP):
The 10-week program focuses on geology and expanded disciplines used in the oil and gas industry at the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) sites. The program provides "real" application of academic knowledge in a professional working environment to develop highly skilled students who may choose to pursue a career within the Department of Energy or FE while supporting diversity in an area (the oil and gas industry) where minorities are underrepresented.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship: A Summer Internship Program Providing Energy Opportunities for Minority Student:
The program began with a geology focus and has expanded into disciplines used in the oil and gas industry at Office of Fossil Energy (FE) sites. The program provides "real" application of academic knowledge in a professional working environment to develop highly skilled graduates who may choose to pursue a career within the Department of Energy or FE while supporting diversity in an area (the oil and gas industry) where minorities are underrepresented.
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NASA/American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Faculty Fellowship Program:
This 10-week summer program offers science and engineering faculty members hands-on exposure to NASA's research challenges. There are extended research opportunities at participating NASA research centers, working closely with NASA colleagues on challenges important to NASA's strategic enterprises.

NASA Employee Fellowship:
This 18 - 22 month program provides selected fellows with the opportunity to teach and/or conduct research at a Minority Institutions (MI) and participate in developmental assignments at NASA Headquarters, another government agency, in the private sector, and/or at other appropriate organizations. Employee fellows will spend approximately 9 months teaching at a MI and 9-13 months in professional development assignments.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Faculty Fellowship Program:
The 10-week program provides college/university faculty in science and engineering hands-on exposure to NASA's research challenges through summer research residencies and extended research opportunities at participating NASA research centers. Faculty members will work closely with NASA colleagues on challenges important to NASA's strategic enterprises.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships:
The program seeks to identify individuals who desire to pursue careers in science and engineering fields of study. Selected fellows are allowed to pursue their graduate studies at whichever university they choose to attend. The goal is to provide the United States with talented, doctorally trained American men and women who will lead state-of-the-art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national security requirements.

National Institutes of Health Academy Fellowship Program:
The program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission of the Academy is to enhance research dedicated to the elimination of domestic health disparities through the development of a diverse cadre of biomedical researchers. While in this program, fellows work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The program usually last 12 months but can be extended for a second and final year.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program:
This one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health services research. The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.

National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Undergraduate & Graduate Student Fellowship Program:
The program provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct practical research and gain invaluable experiences in an EPA office or laboratory. The program increases public awareness and involvement in environmental issues while encouraging qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers. Students will be accepted into the program with a wide variety of academic backgrounds.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions Graduate Research Fellowship Program:
This program provides an individual holding junior or senior class status at a minority serving institution with scholarships and internship experiences for junior and senior year students attending minority serving institutions pursuing degrees in areas related to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Oak Ridge Associated Universities HBCU/MEI Summer Faculty Research Program:
This program provides full-time faculty at institutions of higher learning that are designated by the Federal government as HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, or Tribal Colleges with the opportunity to collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory faculty on a research project related to Advanced Materials, Advanced Scientific Computing, Complex Biological Systems, Energy and Environmental Systems of the Future, or Homeland Security.

Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships:
This program inspires the best of a new generation to pursue careers in public service. The fellowships are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation. Each student will be given the opportunity to spend a summer in a professional position with the United States Department of State.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship:
The program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland and selected off-campus locations. While in this program, fellows work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program at CDC:
This program at CDC provides training and experience for its participants to effectively apply computer and information science and technology to real public health problems, including the ability to lead and manage all aspects of the design, development and implementation of public health information systems.

Public Policy Fellowship Program, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI):
This 9-month program (late August to late May) offers promising Latinos who have graduated from a college or university (with a BA/BS degree) with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice.

Research Fellowships in Japan:
The program focuses on scientist and engineers by nominating researchers for six different fellowship programs administered by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The range of programs allows visits of 1 week to 2 years to Japanese universities, inter-university research institutes, and over 120 Japanese national laboratories, public corporations, non-profit research organizations, and prefectural research institutions.

Research Participant Program (RPP):
The program provides opportunities for qualified university faculty, students, and professional scientists and engineers to participate in the laboratory's research and development programs, initiate new areas of research, and establish a base for ongoing collaborations. Appointments to the program are available at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty, and research associate levels.

Rockefeller Fellowship in Islamic Studies at the Library of Congress:
The Library of Congress has established a program of residential fellowships for postdoctoral scholars wishing to conduct research in the humanities on globalization and Muslim societies. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible, also open to foreign nationalities.

Ronald H. Brown Commercial Service Fellowships:
The program provides talented undergraduates with an international and domestic public service education. Professional work study and practical classroom experience in global economic policy prepares fellows for successful entry into the Commercial Service as tomorrow's United States commercial representatives. Strongly considers applicants who demonstrate financial need.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF):
This 12-week program is designed to provide individuals an opportunity to conduct hands-on research in ceramics, metallurgy, polymers, neutron condensed matter science, and materials reliability.

Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship:
The program is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained support professionals capable of performing the latest advanced techniques in a research laboratory. Fellowships are available in several states across the nation. In addition to the developmental experiences afforded to fellows in the laboratory, additional training at accredited institutions as well as through the foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences is available.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship:
The program seeks to recruit talented graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The program attracts outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial needs are encouraged to apply.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (EPA/SFFP):
This program awards fellowships to faculty with research experience and will include assistant, associate, and full professors. Each SFFP award is for one summer. The SFFP participant may re-apply for and possibly receive awards for up to two additional summers (three total). SFFP participants receive a stipend based on the level of the award and may receive a daily expense allowance, where applicable.

U.S. Geological Survey Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program for Fiscal Year 2006. The Mendenhall Program provides opportunities to conduct research in association with selected members of the USGS professional staff. Through this Program the USGS will acquire current expertise in science to assist in implementation of the science strategy of its programs. Fiscal Year 2006 begins in October 2005.

White House Fellowship Program:
The program is America's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. It offers exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. White House fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other top-ranking government officials.

William A. Bailey AIDS Policy Congressional Fellowship:
This 1-year program provides psychologists with interests in HIV/AIDS policy, lesbian and gay issues, or related health and behavior issues with an invaluable public policy learning experience. Fellow can contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the Federal government.







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