2019 ASA/NSF/BLS Fellowship Program Reminder

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

The program’s main objective is to facilitate collaboration between academic scholars and government researchers in fields such as statistics, mathematics, economics, survey methodology, behavioral science, and other related fields. 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 https://www.bls.gov/osmr/asa_nsf_bls_fellowship_info.htm or in our brochure at https://www.amstat.org/asa/files/pdfs/YCR-ASANSFBLSFellowshipProgram.pdf. Proposals are due January 2, 2019 with final decisions anticipated April 15, 2019. Professor Nicholas Horton of Amherst College and a 2011 Fellow wrote about his experience here.

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 U.S. Citizens, but they must be employed by a U.S. institution of higher learning or a non-profit institution (IRS code 501(c)(3) entity) and are expected to retain their position for the duration of the fellowship. U.S. 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 BLS coordinates our Research Fellow Program in cooperation with the American Statistical Association (https://www.amstat.org/) (ASA), under a giant from the National Science Foundation (https://www.nsf.gov/) (NSF).

Please contact Daniel Yang (yang.daniel@…) if you have any questions and please feel free to share this announcement with any colleagues who may have interest in the Fellowship Program.

Daniel Yang, PhD
Research Mathematical Statistician
Office of Survey Methods Research
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Suite 5930
Washington, DC 20212
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Daniel Yang
Bureau of Labor Statistics