BLS Fellowship announcement deadline Mar 2

Are you interested in expanding your research to new and interesting domains? Are you doing research that could benefit the Bureau of Labor Statistics? If so, consider applying for our Senior Research Fellow Program!

The program’s main objective is to facilitate collaboration between academic scholars and government researchers in fields such as statistics, economics, survey methodology, and social science. Research Fellows have unique opportunities to expand their work to address some of the difficult methodological problems and analytic challenges BLS faces. Fellows are funded to conduct research at the BLS headquarters in Washington, DC, use BLS data and facilities, and work closely with BLS staff.

There is more information available on our website at http://www.bls.gov/osmr/asa_nsf_bls_fellowship_info.htm or in our brochure at http://www.amstat.org/careers/pdfs/ASANSFBLSFellowshipProgram.pdf. Proposals are due March 2, 2014.

Fellowship applicants should have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in their area of proposed research. Applicants must submit a detailed research proposal, which will be evaluated on the applicability of the research to BLS programs, the value of the proposed research to science, and the quality of the applicant’s research record. Applicants do not need to be US Citizens, but they must be affiliated with a US institution (such as a university). US Government employees are not eligible.

We encourage interested researchers to contact us before submitting a proposal, so we can provide assistance in tailoring the proposed topic to best utilize your skills and interests in addressing BLS issues.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) coordinates our Senior Research Fellow Program in cooperation with the American Statistical Association (http://www.amstat.org/) (ASA), under a grant from the National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov/) (NSF).

Please contact Jean Fox (Fox.jean) if you have any questions.

Jean Fox

Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 Massachusetts Ave, NE Room 1950

Washington, DC 20212

(202) 691-7370

(202) 691-7426 (fax)

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