11 February 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-7
In his inaugural address President Obama said “We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government,” and the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is a way to do just that. The program pairs innovators from the private sector, non-profits, and academia with top innovators in government in order to develop solutions to national issues.
Presidential Innovation fellows serve 6-12 month “tours of duty” during which they collaborate with their team and a community of interested citizens on one of nine potential projects. Whether you’re interested in disaster response or empowering patients through systems that allow them to own and track their health histories, there is a project for you!
Applications for the second round of fellowships are being accepted until 17 March 2013. Becoming a Presidential Innovation Fellow is an amazing opportunity to serve the nation and have an impact on a massive scale. To learn more about the projects and apply, visit the website today!
Days of Action: Today and February 14th join the research community in taking action! Contact your legislatorsto let them know you support a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to scientific research programs.