Postdoctoral Scholars

Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship

The Science Policy Fellowship gives postdocs first-hand experience as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or nongovernmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. 

Stipend: $55,000

Where: Gulf of Mexico region

Length: One year


  • Be currently enrolled in a doctoral program or hold an eligible degree, including MA/MS, MPH/MSPH, PhD, ScD, EngD, MD, DrPH, and DVM. For applicants not currently enrolled in a doctoral program, eligible degrees must be completed by August 15, 2022, and conferred by December 31, 2022. Applicants currently enrolled in a doctoral program must take a leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Come from an area of research – including social and behavioral sciences, health sciences and medicine, engineering and physical sciences, earth and life sciences, and interdisciplinary scientific fields – relevant to the charge of the Gulf Research Program to focus on “human health and environmental protection including issues relating to offshore oil drilling and hydrocarbon production and transportation in the Gulf of Mexico and on the United States’ outer continental shelf.”
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident.
  • Not be currently employed by the U.S. federal government. Full-time, paid, permanent federal employees are not eligible for the fellowship.

Applications due: TBD