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2014 Rieser Fellowship application deadline

2014 Rieser Fellowship application deadline March 1

Applications for the Leonard M. Rieser Undergraduate Fellowships, offered by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, are due March 1, 2014.

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.

Any undergraduate student studying at a U.S. college or university is eligible to apply. The 2014 deadline is March 1. The Rieser Committee’s decision will be announced online in the Spring, following notification of all applicants.

In addition to the monetary award, each Rieser Fellow will be eligible to submit the fellowship project results to be considered for publication on the Bulletin’s website. For example, 2011 Rieser Fellow Shahrzad Mohtadi published an op-ed in 2012 about how climate change affected the turmoil in Syria. It was picked up by international media outlets and included in Bill Moyers’ 2013 “Essential Reader” list for making sense out of Syria.

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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