Applications for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) measurement science and engineering fellowships—for graduate, post-doctoral and senior researchers—are now being accepted by the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado, which are administering the programs.
In February 2010, NIST awarded a total of $19.5 million to the two institutions to implement and administer the fellowship programs, which were funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
The University of Maryland-administered portion of the program will place successful applicants in positions at either NIST's campus at Gaithersburg, Md., or the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., which is a unique partnership involving NIST, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other of governmental and academic agencies.
Fellows selected by the University of Colorado will be placed at NIST's Boulder, Colo., laboratories.
The fellowship program will continue in 2011 and 2012 and will include undergraduates. Fellowship positions are available for highly-qualified U.S. citizens and non-citizens from academic, industrial and other organizations. For information on the University of Maryland-administered portion of the program, go to: http://www.nistfellows.umd.edu/ For information on the fellowship managed by the University of Colorado, go to: http://www.colorado.edu/nistfellows/