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Applications Due Date May 11: Public Perceptions of Science Fellowship Program

Posted on April 15, 2022 - 4:04 PM CDT

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NSF Survey Researcher Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides policy makers and the public high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise.

What will I be doing?

As part of the fellowship, you will identify or draft measurement items, test these measures, and ultimately field a fully tested questionnaire on an online panel of respondents to generate data for a future Public Perceptions of Science (PPS) chapter in NCSES Science and Engineering Indicators (SEIs). You will draft measurements of a respondent’s: level of science literacy, exposure to science, science information-seeking behaviors, and attitudes toward science.


What is the anticipated start date?

Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidates.


Where will I be located? 

Alexandria, VA (Washington D.C. area)


Appointments may result in a virtual placement due to COVID-19 impacts.

What are the benefits?

You will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses as determined by NCSES. Stipends are typically based on academic standing, discipline, and experience. 


You may also be eligible to receive:

  • A health insurance allowance
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • Travel/training allowance for professional development

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
  • Have received a Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a survey analysis related discipline. If you are currently pursuing a doctoral degree, degree must be received by May 2022.

Learn more about the NCSES Research Ambassadors Program at

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