Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
The family and friends of Leonard M. Rieser (1922-1998), chair of the Bulletin's Board of Directors from 1985 to 1998, established the Leonard M. Rieser Fellowships in 1999 for undergraduate students seeking to conduct research on the connections between science, global security, and public policy. The Bulletin has awarded 26 fellowships to qualifying undergraduates since 1999.
The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
Any undergraduate student studying at a U.S. college or university is eligible to apply. The Rieser Committee's decision will be announced online in the Spring, following notification of all applicants.
In addition to the monetary award, each Rieser Fellow will be eligible to submit his or her fellowship project results to be considered for publication on the Bulletin's website or for use in a Bulletin program. Rieser Fellows will also be eligible to participate in the Bulletin's Annual Clock Symposium.