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WA - Gulf Research Program Opens Applications for Offshore Energy Safety Track of 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it is now accepting applications for the Offshore Energy Safety track of the 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF). The fellowship period is Jan. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2023.

WASHINGTON — The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it is now accepting applications for the Offshore Energy Safety track of the 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF). The fellowship period is Jan. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2023.

Applications will be accepted until Aug. 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Since the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in 2010, significant progress has been made in developing safer and more environmentally responsible offshore energy operations. However, injuries, deaths, and near-miss events continue to occur, and there is still much room for the understanding and reduction of risk. Fellows who are selected for the ECRF Offshore Energy Safety track will contribute to understanding, managing, and reducing systemic risk to offshore energy production and transportation.

During the two-year fellowship term, fellows’ work could include documenting lessons learned from past emergencies and near misses to encourage data-sharing on these incidents; developing measures that enhance offshore safety culture; and identifying, tracking, and anticipating how oil spills impact human health and the environment, and other pertinent areas. Fellows will also build relationships with policymakers, industry, and environmental organizations to make even more progress on oil spill response.

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