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US Department of State names UCR entomologist a Jefferson Science Fellow
Date:4/29/2010

divisions within the department. All Jefferson Science Fellowships are contingent upon awardees obtaining an official U.S. government security clearance.

The Jefferson Science Fellowship program is administered by the National Academies and supported through a partnership between the science, technology and engineering academic community in the United States; professional scientific societies; and the State Department. Fellows are U.S. citizens and tenured academic scientists and engineers from institutions of higher learning in the country.

Each fellow receives a $50,000 stipend from the U.S. Department of State for living expenses for a full year; an additional $10,000 is available to each fellow through the National Academies for travel associated with his/her assignment. In addition, fellows continue receiving salaries and benefits from their home institutions. After the fellows return to their institutions, they remain available as consultants to the State Department for an additional five years.

Named after Thomas Jefferson, the fellowship program is in its seventh year.

Miller is the second Jefferson Science Fellow at UCR. In 2004, toxicologist David Eastmond, currently the chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, received the fellowship.


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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
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951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
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