Apply for the 2019 Science to Action Fellowship!

Release Date:

The National Climate Adaptation Science Center will be accepting Statements of Interest for the 2019 Science to Action Fellowship through February 8, 2019.

The Science to Action Fellowship is provided through a partnership between the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) and Michigan State University (MSU). The program supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources. During the fellowship year and beyond, Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, from interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena.

The program is open to Master’s and Doctoral students at Michigan State University or any Climate Adaptation Science Center consortium institution. Students must be enrolled at the institution for the entire fellowship year (special circumstances otherwise considered). To view the list of consortium institutions for each CASC, please check out our CASC pages or CASC Network map.

Financial Award
Up to two Fellows will be selected annually to receive a financial award of $10,000 each. The financial award is intended to support the additional efforts undertaken by the Fellow for the NCCWSC project, not as a graduate stipend. 

Fellowship Duration and Location
The fellowship experience will last one year (start date is flexible within the funded year, beginning April 2019 at the earliest). During this time, the Fellow will be expected to work at USGS headquarters just outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia for two months, but may remain at his/her host institution for the rest of the term.

Learn More
More information about the Science to Action Fellowship, descriptions of past and current fellow projects, and instructions for submitting a Statement of Interest can be found on the Science to Action Fellowship web page.