Public service science residencies


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The National Science Foundation, under the auspices of its Office of Science and Society, sponsors a Public Service Sciences Residencies program the objectives of which are: to increase the knowledgeable participation of scientists and citizens in resolving major issues of public policy that involve science and technology; to make scientific and technical assistance available to citizens and their organizations and representatives; and to encourage scientists and engineers to participate in public service activities as an important adjunct or alternative to traditional scientific and academic pursuits.

These residencies are intended to allow working scientists and engineers to undertake up to a year's activity in association with organizations of citizens in need of their expertise. In conjunction with their host organizations, residents must design a specific project or program of activities directed at helping citizens who normally lack access to scientific and technical assistance. Up to 40 Public Service Science Residencies will be awarded in May 1979.