Web Date: March 6, 2009
Wanted: Science Policy Enthusiasts
A fellowship program is seeking federal employees who are interested in science and technology policy. The Commerce Science & Technology Fellowship Program (ComSci) is accepting applications online through April 8 for its 10-month policy study and leadership program.
???This is the only in-depth program exclusively for federal employees that focuses on science and technology policy and leadership,??? says Marie M. Bravo, director of the ComSci program.
ComSci is a government-wide competitive fellowship program that provides a hands-on learning experience for executive branch employees. The program is part of the Department of Commerce and is managed and administered by the National Institute of Standards & Technology.
The program offers fellows full- or part-time participation options. Full-time participants typically receive a 10-month work assignment in another federal agency or on Capitol Hill, where they can gain policy-making and program management experience. Part-time participants continue to work at their home agencies but attend weekly seminars, lectures, site visits, and special events along with the full-time fellows. ComSci also offers a one-week policy study field trip that allows fellows the opportunity to explore academic, private sector, and government science and technology facilities in the U.S.
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