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February 20, 2012 / Mark Axelrod

FYI: Fellowships for undergraduate research on nuclear security, climate stabilization, or biotechnology

Applications for the Leonard M. Rieser Undergraduate Fellowships, offered by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, are due March 15, 2012.

Rieser Fellowships provide the successful undergraduate applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization, or biotechnology. Click here for additional details and the online application form (http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=57443544&msgid=2060133&act=613Z&c=946851&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thebulletin.org).

Any undergraduate student studying at a U.S. college or university is eligible to apply. The 2012 deadline is March 15. The Rieser Committee’s decision will be announced online no later than April 15, following notification of all applicants.

In addition to the monetary award, each Rieser Fellow will be eligible to submit his or her fellowship project results to be considered for publication on the Bulletin’s website or for use in a Bulletin program. Rieser Fellows and alumni will also be eligible to participate in the Bulletin’s annual Doomsday Clock Symposium each January.

Leonard M. Rieser (1922–1998) was an outstanding physicist, professor, mentor, and vocal advocate for the peaceful resolution of conflict. Through the Leonard M. Rieser Fellowships in Science, Global Security, and Public Policy the Bulletin honors his belief in the ability of the next generation to play a critical role in finding solutions to persistent global problems.

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