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GRP Early Career Research Fellowship- Offshore Energy Safety

The National Academies
Washington D.C.

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The NASEM Gulf Research Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowships Track 3 – Offshore Energy Safety.

The Offshore Energy Safety track goal focuses on contributing to the understanding, management, and reduction of systemic risk in offshore energy activities. Because the early years of a researcher’s career are a critical time, the relatively unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network.

Fellowship Benefits:

An award of $76,000 is paid to each fellow’s institution in the form of a two-year grant. Funds cannot be used on institutional overhead or indirect charges.

Research funding

$75,000 is available for the fellow to use for research-related expenses, including equipment purchases, professional travel, professional development courses, trainee support, salary, or any other costs directly related to the fellow’s research.

Mentor honorarium

The remaining $1,000 of the award serves as an honorarium for a mentor. Applicants must identify a senior-level researcher at their affiliated institution willing to serve as a career mentor.

Additional funding

Fellows may be required to attend other events/conferences during their fellowship term, which may include a fellows and/or alumni networking event. Travel expenses for these events will be covered by the Gulf Research Program; they are in addition to the $76,000 fellowship award.

Term: 24 months, Jan 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023


• Hold a permanent, fully independent position as an investigator, faculty member, clinician scientist, or scientific team lead in industry, academia, or a research organization. A postdoc is not considered a fully independent position.

• Be an early-career scientist who has received their eligible degree within the past 10 years (on or after September 1, 2011).

• Hold a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD, EngD, MD, DrPH) in the social and behavioral sciences, health sciences and medicine, engineering and physical sciences, earth and life sciences, or interdisciplinary scientific fields relevant to the charge of the Gulf Research Program.

• Be affiliated with a non-federal U.S. institution that has a valid tax ID number.

• Not be currently employed by the U.S. federal government.

Applications for the 2021 ECRF Track 3: Offshore Energy Safety Track will be accepted through August 25, 2021.

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