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Suggested Citation:"Fellowships." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Gulf Research Program Annual Report 2019. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25959.
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Suggested Citation:"Fellowships." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Gulf Research Program Annual Report 2019. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25959.
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FELLOWSHIPS The GRP provides fellowships to support the development of future generations of scientists, engineers, and health professionals prepared to work at the intersections of offshore energy system safety, environmental protection, and health and community resilience. The GRP currently runs two fellowship programs directly—Early-Career Research Fellowships and Science Policy Fellowships—and provides support to one other National Academies’ fellowship program: Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. 2019 EARLY-CAREER RESEARCH FELLOWS TOTAL The Early-Career Research Fellowship program supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on In 2019, the GRP supported 31 new research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share fellows across the 3 programs with their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and awards totaling $2,024,000. ecosystems. In 2019, 20 individuals received awards totaling $1,500,000 as the fifth class of Early-Career Research Fellows: Trisha Atwood Andia Chaves Mariana Fuentes Allison Reilly Elaina Sutley Utah State Fonnegra Florida State University of University of Kansas University Florida Atlantic University Maryland, College University Park Shanondora Billiot Rebeca de Jesus Evan Goldstein Isabel Romero Yufei Tang University of Crespo University of University of Florida Atlantic Illinois at Urbana- Louisiana State North Carolina at South Florida University Champaign University Greensboro Traci Birch Kim de Mutsert James Nelson Derek Sawyer William Tarpeh Louisiana State George Mason University of The Ohio State Stanford University University University Louisiana University at Lafayette Edward Camp Jessica Fitzsimmons Kwame Lauren Stadler Gabrielle Wong-Parodi University of Florida Texas A&M University Owusu-Daaku Rice University The Board of Trustees University of of the Leland Stanford West Florida Junior University GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM Annual Report 2019 18

2019 SCIENCE POLICY FELLOWS 2019 GULF RESEARCH The Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for PROGRAM CHRISTINE the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend 1 year on the staff of federal, state, local, or nongovernmental MIRZAYAN SCIENCE & environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. TECHNOLOGY POLICY In 2019, 10 individuals received awards totaling $515,000 as the fourth class of Science GRADUATE FELLOWS Policy Fellows: The National Academies’ Christine Mirzayan Hannah Brown Emily Mazur Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Florida Department of Agriculture and U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and program provides early-career individuals with the Consumer Services Aquatic Research Center opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC, learning about science and technology policy and the role that Lauris Hollis Kathryn O’Shaughnessy scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Texas General Land Office Texas Parks & Wildlife Department 2019 was the sixth year of participation in the program and one individual joined the Abbey Hotard Dustin Reuther GRP for 12 weeks and received an award U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RESTORE Council totaling $9,000: (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program Office Pritishma Lakhe Texas A&M University Rachel Kirpes Amy Teller U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service The Data Center Andrew Lade Huy Vu National Oceanic and Atmospheric EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Office Administration Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Science Program GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM Annual Report 2019 19

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Each year, the Gulf Research Program (GRP) produces an annual report to summarize how funds were used. These reports review accomplishments, highlight activities, and, over time, will assess metrics to determine how the program is progressing in accomplishing its goals. The 2019 annual report is the sixth report in this series.

The GRP is an independent, science-based program founded in 2013. Through grants, fellowships, and other activities, it seeks to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico region and other areas along the U.S. outer continental shelf with offshore oil and gas operations.

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