California Council on Science and Technology – CCST S&T Policy Fellowship Applications Open

Just received this from the Moore Foundation

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please help us spread the word!

We have opened up the application period for the 7th year of CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (see below) that places professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. We greatly appreciate your help spreading the word about the fellowship program to your colleagues at academic institutions with doctoral programs as well as federal state, and industry labs, alumni organizations and professional scientific organizations. Please forward this email to anyone you feel would be interested in the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.

The Fellowship program is proving to be an extraordinarily effective way of bridging the science and policy communities. Fellows are actively engaged in the most important policy issues being addressed in California. Energy, healthcare, water, business climate, conservation, security—you name it and we can point to a current or former Fellow in Sacramento working on the topic. See attached for the current cohort of fellows who just began their one-year fellowship.

Applications are due February 28, 2015.

Learn more here: ambermace or (916) 492-0996.

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CONTRIBUTE TO THE SCIENCE POLICY DISCUSSION IN CALIFORNIA…

BY APPLYING FOR A 2015-2016

CCST SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP!

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Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship places professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. The program is designed to enable Fellows to work hands-on with policymakers in addressing complex scientific issues as well as assume all the other legislative responsibilities of full-time legislative staffers. The Legislature benefits from having the expertise of a trained Ph.D.-level scientist, who brings significant analytical, problem solving, research, and communication skills applied through the lens of the scientific method and the Fellows gain an invaluable, hands-on learning experience about the intersection of science, technology, and policy.

Building on the successful and highly acclaimed national model of the Science and Technology Policy Fellowships offered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the federal public policy arena, the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship creates a similar interface in the California Legislature. The fellows learn the intricacies of the California legislative process and serve as fulltime legislative staff to provide recommendations, answers to technical questions, and clarification of policy options for a wide variety of issues, including those with science and technology related attributes.

Please explore our website to learn more about the CCST Science and Technology Fellowships and to complete the application and instructions.

Year 6 CCST S&T Fellows[2].pdf

About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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