This 12 week professional development fellowship at the National Academies in Washington, DC engages fellows in the analytical process that informs US science and technology policy. Fellows develop the basic skills necessary to participate in in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. The Mirzayan Fellowship provides a stipend of $11,000 to offset living expenses during the fellowship period.


  • The program is open to US citizens, US permanent residents, DACA recipients, and non-US citizens who hold particular visas.
  • Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed a graduate degree within the last 5 years may apply.

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