NAS Gulf Research Program Announces First Date: June 22, 2015
Early-Career Research and Science Policy Fellowships
WASHINGTON – The NAS Gulf Research Program announced today the recipients of its Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowships and Science Policy Fellowships for 2015. These competitive awards are among the initial suite of activities in the program’s 30-year mission to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. outer continental shelf regions.
“The Gulf Research Program is committed to the development of future leaders who will provide the scientific foundation for understanding and protecting the region’s ecosystem while allowing for the safe development of its resources,” said Tom Hunter, chair of the Gulf Research Program advisory board. “We had an impressive set of applicants for this year’s awards and the members of this first class are just outstanding.”
“Both fellowships emphasize mentoring,” said Gulf Research Program fellowships manager Maggie Walser, “which we believe is an important part of building leadership capacity in young scientists."