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E-Update for August 8, 2013

Agenda and Registration Available for August 29-30 NAS Gulf Program Advisory Group Meeting; NAS Gulf Program Will Host a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow

Dear Colleagues:

The preliminary agenda for the second meeting of the Advisory Group to the NAS Gulf Program is now available on our website. The meeting will be August 29-30, 2013, at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The agenda includes the information necessary for remote participation (via WebEx) and will be updated if any agenda changes are made before the meeting.

In addition to the agenda, the website includes a link to register for the meeting. (Although advance registration is not required, it does help us plan space and logistics.)

We also are pleased to announce that the National Academies is accepting applications for the 2014 session of the NAS's Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. This 12-week program (January 21 - April 11, 2014) is designed to engage early career individuals in the processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows obtain essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

The NAS Gulf Program will host a Christine Mirzayan Fellow, so we encourage you to spread the word among potential candidates. The Fellow will be part of a cohort of about two dozen other Fellows learning about the role of science in the federal government and will work directly with the Gulf Program and our Advisory Group doing research to support strategic planning and other activities that we hope to begin in 2014.

We will be looking at candidates who are forward-thinking and cross-disciplinary. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are from a Gulf state, studying at a Gulf state institution, or doing research relevant to the Gulf of Mexico.

Applications are due September 5, 2013. The fellowship stipend is $8,500. To learn more or to apply online, please visit:

Please help us advertise this opportunity - a flyer is available on our website that you are free to post or share.