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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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World Climate Research Programme Seeking Input on Strategic Plan

The World Climate Research Programme, a network of international climate research projects, is accepting public comment on its draft 10-year strategic plan, set to be implemented from 2019 to 2029. The plan’s overarching objectives include improving fundamental understanding of the climate system, advancing predictive skill on timescales of up to a decade, and connecting climate science with policy and services. The National Science Foundation is hosting a lecture on July 17 about the future directions of the program.

Deadline: 
August 31, 2018

AMS Seeking Volunteers for Geosciences Congressional Visit Day

The American Meteorological Society is seeking volunteers among its members to participate in a Congressional Visit Day taking place September 12 and 13 focused on the geosciences and geoscience education. The goal of the event, which AMS is hosting in collaboration with other geosciences societies, is to cultivate relationships between scientists and congressional offices. 

Deadline: 
August 9, 2018

International Science Council Seeks Participants for Global Survey of Scientists

The AIP Statistical Research Center, on behalf of the International Science Council, is seeking scientists around the world to participate in a survey to study social dynamics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computing, mathematics, physics, and the history and philosophy of science and technology. The survey seeks to better understand scientists’ and practitioners’ experiences, challenges, and interests across regions, countries, disciplines, sector of employment, and career stage to help inform the International Science Council and its member unions to increase participation of all people in STEM fields.

Deadline: 
October 31, 2018

National Academies Accepting Applications for Mirzayan Science Policy Fellowship

The National Academies is now accepting applications for the 2019 Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., learning about the role of science in federal policymaking and gaining hands-on experience working for a committee or board. Interested individuals who have earned a graduate degree in a STEM-related field within the last five years are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 
September 7, 2018

CIA Seeking Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst

The Central Intelligence Agency is accepting applications for a science, technology, and weapons analyst within its Directorate of Analysis. Position responsibilities include conducting threat analyses of weapons or technology and communicating findings to senior decision makers, among other duties. Interested individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree in a STEM field and foreign language capability are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 
July 31, 2018

NIST Seeking Input on Improving Technology Transfer

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input on ways to update current federal practices and policies to better facilitate the commercialization of technologies developed with federal support. The request is part of a cross-agency priority initiative, led by the Commerce Department and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to improve federal technology transfer. Based on the feedback received, the administration will potentially seek legislative changes. NIST is holding four stakeholder engagement events across the U.S. as part of the initiative.

Deadline: 
July 30, 2018

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is accepting applications for the 2019 National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellows spend a year in an NNSA program or site office where they contribute technical and policy expertise to activities ranging from strategy development to project implementation. Recent graduates or current students focused on policy or technical fields are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 
October 3, 2018