A digest of the latest opportunities in science policy from around the web, such as open positions on advisory committees, calls for information, fellowships, jobs, and internships.
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Senior Board Director, National Academies Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
The National Academies is currently accepting applications for Senior Board Director of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. The position will be responsible for overall leadership of the two boards, including developing budgets, directing work programs, and representing the boards to stakeholders, among other duties. Individuals with a Ph.D. in fields related to space science, physics, or aeronautics, and with at least 12 years of related experience with six in a supervisory role are encouraged to apply.
2018 Duke Science Policy Summer Institute
Duke University is currently accepting applications for individuals to attend the 2018 Duke Science Policy Summer Institute in Durham, NC. Participants in the four-week program will receive training in producing policy materials and opportunities to interact with legislators in the state. The program also offers an optional six-week practicum that provides hands-on science policy experience in the Duke Science and Society Office. Interested students, postdocs, and researchers are encouraged to apply.
Request for Information: Advanced Manufacturing Strategic Plan
On behalf of the National Science and Technology Council, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking public input on the development of a National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. As part of the amended America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, Congress directed NSTC to produce a plan to improve coordination and guidance of federal programs that support manufacturing competitiveness and advanced manufacturing R&D. Of note, OSTP is requesting specific feedback on short and long-term manufacturing R&D objectives, as well as the role of agencies and federally funded R&D centers in fostering technology transfer for manufacturing, developing the manufacturing workforce, and assisting small and medium-sized businesses.
Public Comment Requested on European Commission Post-2020 S&T Funding Priorities
The European Commission is requesting public participation in a survey on policy challenges and best practices that the European Union’s post-2020 budget should address. Among the preliminary policy challenges identified for comment, several have direct implications for EU S&T policy, such as “foster research and innovation across the EU” and “transition to low carbon and circular economy and resilience to climate change.”
Associate Director, AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Program
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is accepting applications for the associate director of its Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Program. The position is responsible for overseeing its day-to-day operations and using knowledge of the scientific enterprise to drive new program development, among other responsibilities. Individuals with a master’s or higher degree in a STEM-related field and at least three years of experience in project or business management should apply.
AIP/AAPT Master Teacher Policy Fellowship
The American Association of Physics Teachers and AIP are seeking applicants for the new Master Teacher Policy Fellowship program. Fellows will participate in a 13-month program that trains teachers to become advocates at the state and district level for policies that support the teaching and learning of physics. Interested K-12 educators with at least five years of physical sciences teaching experience should apply.
Request for Information: National Space Weather Action Plan
On Jan. 5, the National Science Foundation issued a request for information on behalf of several federal agencies that seeks public input to inform implementation of the National Space Weather Action Plan. Issued in October 2015, the plan requires NSF and NASA to annually identify and prioritize R&D efforts that enhance understanding of space weather in collaboration with other agencies. The RFI notes that although an interagency working group has developed an initial set of priorities, the agencies are seeking input from the broader community to “support a public dialogue on developing research priorities to enhance fundamental understanding of space weather and its drivers.”
2019 California S&T Policy Fellowship Program
The California Council on Science and Technology is accepting applications for the 2019 California S&T Fellowship Program. Fellows spend a year in the California legislature gaining experience in the policymaking process. Individuals with a Ph.D. in a STEM field are encouraged to apply.
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division Director, NSF Geosciences Directorate
The National Science Foundation’s Geosciences Directorate is accepting applications for director of its Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) Division. Directors oversee division activities, build partnerships with other agencies and organizations, assess trends in geoscience research and education, and help develop research opportunities for the community.