The Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowships program helps early-career scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. You will gain first-hand policymaking experience as you spend a year on the staff of federal or state environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, or public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region.
This immersive experience is mutually beneficial for fellows and their hosts. By delving into activities like research, evaluation, restoration planning, stakeholder outreach, and policy development, you will learn what it takes to make scientific information not just useful but useable. Meanwhile, host offices get a talented technical expert with a fresh perspective and a new network of contacts across the Gulf of Mexico region.
Questions? Contact GulfFellowships@nas.edu