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ANNOUNCEMENT


Date:   February 2, 2012

To:     All UF Graduate Students

Cc:     All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff

From:   UF Graduate School

RE:     April 20: Deadline to Apply for New York State Senate Fellowships


The New York State Senate is now accepting applications for Graduate, Post-Graduate and Mid-Career Fellowships running from September 13, 2012 through July 17, 2013:

Legislative Fellowships
Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship
Richard A. Wiebe Public Service Fellowship
James L. Biggane Fellowship in Finance

The application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012. There are approximately 15 fellowships each year.

All fellowships are on-site in Albany, New York. They are not financial aid for academic work, on-campus or classroom study. Housing in Albany is the responsibility of the fellow.

A grant-in-study stipend is awarded -- $33,000 -- distributed in biweekly installments prorated from the first day to the last day of enrollment. Some benefit options are available (health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement).

Applications from a wide range of interests and disciplines are welcome and encouraged. Training in the history, politics and government of New York is not required. Placements are usually to the office of an elected member of the New York State Senate.

While fellows are not Senate employees, after the program ends, they may sometimes be hired to full employee status in the Senate. A great number of former fellows are today employees of the Senate, the Assembly, the Executive Chamber, state agencies, associations and lobbying firms. 

To learn more and apply, go to this website...

http://www.nysenate.gov/department/student-programs

...and click on the links under "Graduate Fellowships Program" in the column on the left.