About the Grantee
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, 92521-0162, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for a critical path analysis of California's science and technology education system
for support of the Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Established by the California State Legislature in 1988, the California Council on Science and Technology is a nonpartisan organization that "draws upon the greatest scientific minds in the state to provide expert and unbiased scientific advice to the state government." In 2009, again with the support of the state legislature, the Council created its Science and Technology Policy Fellowships program. Each year, the program selects ten Ph.D.-level scientists to serve in the California legislature: analyzing legislation, providing expert testimony, staffing legislative hearings, negotiating legislative amendments, and more. Now in its sixth year of operation, the Fellowships program is soliciting funds through 2016 both to continue the program and to develop a sustainable model.