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Fellowships Offered in NYS Senate

(March 4, 2005)

The New York State Senate is offering Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships for 2005-2006 to provide talented individuals with an intimate knowledge of New York State government and to attract these individuals to public service careers. The program begins Sept. 8, 2005, and ends July 19, 2006. The application deadline is May 6, 2005.

Applicants must be United States citizens. In addition, they must meet minimum eligibility requirements with the possible exceptions of the Roth and Biggane fellowships. Each applicant must be a full-time graduate student in an accredited university and approved discipline during the previous fall semester and in the current spring semester of the application deadline. Furthermore, each applicant must provide evidence of mature and flexible public service sensibility and orientation, and demonstrate accomplished research and communication skills. The Roth Fellow may be a recent exceptional graduate at the undergraduate level. The Biggane Fellow will be a person in mid-career, not younger than 35 at the time of application. Biggane applicants need not be currently enrolled in graduate-level study. Class work is prohibited during the full-time fellowship.

Each fellow receives a fully taxable stipend of $29,500. Fellows are not Senate employees and do not earn vacation or personal leave. Certain benefits - health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement program - are available.

FOR APPLICATION FORMS AND MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CAMPUS LIAISON OFFICE: Professor Joseph F. Zimmerman, Rockefeller College, 288 Richardson Hall (downtown campus), 135 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y., 12222; call (518) 442-5378 or (518) 439-9440, or e-mail Zimmerman at