Science and Technology Fellow(s) needed to help agency obtain technical expertise to contribute to more effective application of science and technology in the international development and foreign affairs activities of

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Science and Technology Fellow(s) needed to help agency obtain technical expertise to contribute to more effective application of science and technology in the international development and foreign affairs activities of: This is a Sources Sought Notice. This notice is only a market survey for information, which will be used for preliminary planning purposes. No proposals are being requested or accepted with this notice. This is not a solicitation for proposals and no award shall be made from this notice. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this notice or any follow up information requests. Program SummaryThe Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) seeks to launch a Science and Engineering Fellowship Program that selects and places scientists, medical doctors, and engineers in MCC's Washington Headquarters and overseas Missions. The Fellowship Program will help MCC obtain technical expertise to contribute to the more effective application of science and technology in the international development and foreign affairs activities of the U.S. government. For Fellows, the program is an opportunity to engage in international science policy and to contribute to addressing important societal problems.The MCC seeks to pattern Science and Engineering Fellowship Program along the lines of the Science, Engineering and Diplomacy, Security & Development Fellowship program that was initiated at USAID in 1982. In the 28 year history of that program, nearly 400 fellows have been placed at USAID, in Washington or field missions. The Fellows Program has been a very successful mechanism for USAID offices to access scientists and engineers with up-to-date and diverse technical expertise to meet the Agency's strategic objectives in areas such as climate change, biotechnology, infectious diseases, and energy. In addition, the Fellows bring with them connections to a broad scientific community, expanding MCC's collaborations and partnerships. This program is currently administered under a cooperative agreement with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Program Components The design of this activity is based on the USAID's past experience with science and engineering fellowships. The recipient organization needs to have the capacity to select outstanding postdoctoral-level to senior level scientists, medical doctors, political scientists, and engineers to serve for one to two years in MCC/Washington or an overseas MCC Mission. The placement of Fellows at MCC will mirror our operational requirements; currently these include but are not limited to: agriculture, engineering, education, environment, social science (including gender), health, land programs, economic analysis and monitoring and evaluation. The Fellowship Program will help MCC obtain technical expertise to contribute to the more effective application of science and technology in the international development and foreign affairs activities of the U.S. government. For Fellows, the program is an opportunity to engage in international science policy and to contribute to addressing important societal problems.The recipient organization will be responsible for the recruitment, primary selection and placement, and administration of Fellows in MCC/Washington offices and overseas MCC Missions through an open and competitive process. The recipient organization should have the capacity to place and provide oversight of approximately two (2) Fellows, annually, to include new incoming fellows, renewing second year fellows and overseas fellows, during the life of the award, which is expected to be 5 years. Fellowships will last up to 4 years.The recipient will be responsible for advertising and soliciting candidates from a broad range of scientific, social science, and engineering backgrounds that match the areas in which MCC works and therefore should have expertise in working with the scientific, technical, and engineering communities. The recruitment should also emphasize diversity in geographic location, types of technical institutions (e.g., universities, industry, nongovernmental organizations, etc.), gender, and cultural perspectives. Candidates should be highly competitive in their technical areas and bring to the Fellowship Program an understanding of the latest developments in their technical field and the ability to leverage the broader scientific community in their field in support of MCC's Mission.Other capabilities that the recipient organization should be able to demonstrate include the ability to organize an orientation program for new Fellows to MCC, provide mentoring opportunities to ensure a productive relationship, offer formal and structured networking and professional career development building opportunities that provide Fellows with exposure to a broad range of national and international issues, especially as they relate to science and technology, implement an effective evaluation program to strengthen the program in out years, and collaborate with MCC to support Fellows. Additionally, the recipient organization will be required to maintain or obtain a valid facility security clearance and to facilitate the federal security clearance process for each potential candidate.The purpose of this sources sought notice is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualification of various organizations, institutions and businesses. Therefore, the notice is being posted on both grants.gov and FedBizOpps in order to reach the broadest number of interested concerns. The applicable NAICS Code is 561110, Management Services.It is MCC's intention to find qualified sources that possess the capability to perform this type of requirement.
Federal Grant Title: Science and Technology Fellow(s) needed to help agency obtain technical expertise to contribute to more effective application of science and technology in the international development and foreign affairs activities of
Federal Agency Name: Millennium Challenge Corporation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: MCC-11-9036-RFA-64
Type of Funding: Other
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 11, 2011
Original Application Deadline: May 11, 2011
Posted Date: Apr 22, 2011
Creation Date: Apr 22, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $2,100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Science/Engineering/Technology
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Patrice Lopez Agreement Officer Phone 202-521-2635

lopezpa@mcc.gov [lopezpa@mcc.gov]

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