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California Science,Technology and Policy Fellowships, USA

Managed by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the fellowships offer unique professional development opportunities while providing California policy makers with sound and unbiased scientific and technical advice regarding issues before the State Senate and Assembly.
The program, adapted for California from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science and Technology Fellowship program, is the first in the nation to place PhD-level scientists and engineers in a state legislature.
Recruited nationally, successful applicants will assist legislators in formulating and evaluating science and technology policy for California. Areas of consultation could include legislation related to pressing issues and challenges, such as healthcare, bioethics, energy and water resource management.
Selected fellows will be required to relocate to the Sacramento area, attend a mandatory training period beginning on November 1, 2011, and to make a one-year commitment to fully participate in the Fellowship through October 31, 2012. The training boot camp will cover the Legislative process, the effective translation of science for policy makers, and tips for success in the Legislative environment. CCST was established in 1988 in response to a unanimous vote of the California State Legislature to provide the Senate and Assembly with expert and unbiased scientific advice.
Funding for the Fellowships is provided by: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; Stephen Bechtel Fund/S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation; Kingfisher Foundation; The Heising-Simons Foundation; TOSA Foundation, and the Gen-Probe Fund.

Fellowship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

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David Edge Studentship 2011, UK: Science and Technology

The David Edge studentship provides support for a full-time student in either the MSc Science and Technology Policy and Management or the MSc Science and Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The studentship is awarded by ISSTI in honour of the life and achievements of Dr David Edge (1932-2003).
The studentship covers the costs of the University UK/EU fees for the one-year full-time course plus research expenses. Applications are welcome from within or outside the European Union, but the studentship does not cover the full costs of fees for non-EU students.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 29 April 2011

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