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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies' unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows' appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of humankind.

Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply.


  • Fall 

Fields of Study:

  • Social/Behavioral Science; Medical/Health; Physical/Biological Science; Engineering; Law/Business/Public Administration; any relevant interdisciplinary fields

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Public Service

Program Length:

  • Short term (less than one year)

Degree Level:

  • Graduate


  • Washington, DC


  • US Citizen/National
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country