For those scientists who want to experience the inner workings of the
federal government, and who want to make a difference- the AIP and APS
Congressional Science Fellowships are your chance! All application
materials for the 2006-2007 AIP and APS Congressional Science Fellowships
MUST BE POSTMARKED by the JANUARY 15, 2006 deadline. Please
see below for further information on how to apply.
The AIP and APS Fellowships provide opportunities for qualified scientists
to spend a year on Capitol Hill, learning more about their government
and serving the nation by providing scientific and technical input to
the legislative process. We invite applicants of all ages and career
levels. The AIP Fellowship is open to members of one or more of AIP's
ten Member Societies, while the APS Fellowship is open to APS members.
Applicants to both Fellowships should have a PhD in physics or a closely
related field. In exceptional cases, the PhD requirement may be waived
for candidates with compensating research experience. U.S. citizenship
is required for both programs. If the society membership requirements
are met, one application suffices for both the AIP and APS programs.
TO APPLY: Candidates should submit the materials requested
below, and ensure that they are POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN THE JANUARY
15, 2006 DEADLINE:
COVER SHEET, indicating
name, address, phone, email
names of references
Please indicate where you learned about the fellowship programs.
LETTER OF INTENT, providing information regarding
reason for applying
scientific training and professional background
public policy interest and experience
qualities and experience that would make the applicant effective in
RESUME, limited to two pages.
THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE from those having direct knowledge
of the applicant's character, professional competence, and attributes
which would particularly qualify the candidate to serve in this capacity.
Applicants should arrange to have the letters of reference sent directly
to the address below.
Please send All Materials to:
APS and AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Programs
c/o Jacquelyn Beamon-Kiene, Executive Office
American Physical Society
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844
Telephone: 301-209-3094 (AIP); 301-209-3269 (APS)
What issues might a Fellow work on? Judicial misconduct, digital piracy,
dairy industry disaster relief, Native American issues, consumer privacy,
and even commercial whaling, are all topics that have crossed the desks
of former AIP Fellows, as well as the more commonly-cited issues of
energy, environment, nuclear power, homeland security, nonproliferation,
the S&T workforce, export controls, and technology transfer. It
depends on the office in which you choose to work, the skills and interests
you bring to the position, and what issues need attention or are "hot"
during the time you are on Capitol Hill. Be prepared for a sharp learning
curve and a whirlwind year!