Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship, USA

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Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship

The Science Technology and Public Policy Program and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government are accepting applications for the Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship for 2011-12.

Purpose :

The purpose of the fellowship is to support Kennedy School of Government PhD candidates conducting early exploratory research on energy or environmental issues. The fellowship is designed to enable doctoral students to expose themselves to a wide range of researchers and research approaches early on in their training before they make their ultimate choice of a dissertation topic.

Award :

In the 2011-12 academic year, we plan to make at least one award of $7,000. The award can be used for a variety of activities such as conducting field work, providing support for an internship, or learning a foreign language in a host country. No tuition support or indirect costs may be covered by this award.

For information on recipients of the award click here. Eligiblity: Applications will be accepted from students enrolled in one of the Kennedy School of Government’s doctoral programs, i.e. Public Policy, Political Economy and Government, Social Policy, Health Policy.

Preference will be given to students in their first two years of the program, or prior to passing their qualifying exams. Expectations: The fellow will be expected to produce a working paper reporting on the research experience and present it at a KSG seminar.

If a fellow is not already involved with a KSG research program or group, we will assist in making a connection for them. Application process: Students should submit, by email, an application that contains :

  1. A description of  what they would do with the support, including a title and budget (2 pages maximum)
  2. One-page cover letter summarizing why this opportunity will benefit them.
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Recommendation letter from a member of the KSG faculty who is willing to supervise this research
  5. A list of other sources, if any, approached for funding.

Scholarship Application Deadline for Vicki Norberg-Bohm Fellowship : 1 February 2011