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Scientific Societies

FYI is supported by the American Institute of Physics, a federation of 10 scientific societies. FYI covers issues of special concern to these societies and their positions on select issues as well as the activities of other major scientific societies.

2 Feb 2001

We are announcing a new opportunity for interested scientists to make a unique and substantial contribution to the nation's foreign policy process! AIP and the Department of State have established a new Science Fellowship program, and are seeking candidates for our first Fellowship selection. The program is open to members of AIP's ten Member Societies, who have interest or experience in foreign policy issues. Applicants must be U.S.

27 Nov 2002

The American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society are now seeking applicants for their 2003-2004 Congressional Science Fellowships. Are you interested in how the federal government utilizes scientific and technological knowledge to make policy? Do you wish to have an active role in informing legislative and policy decisions? If so, you should consider applying to the AIP and APS Congressional Science Fellowship programs. Application materials are due by mid-January. Please see below for further information on applying.

24 Oct 2002

To scientists interested in foreign policy and international relations: There is still time to apply to a program that Secretary of State Colin Powell has praised as "making a real difference" in the work of the State Department. The application deadline for the 2003-4 AIP State Department Science Fellowship has been extended to allow applicants additional time to submit the required materials.

All application materials must now be postmarked by NOVEMBER 8, 2002. Materials can also be emailed or faxed; please see below for instructions.

10 Nov 2003

A resolution passed by the House on October 28 (H. Con. Res. 279) recognizes the 30th anniversary of the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and pledges continued congressional support for the program. The American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the Optical Society of America are some of the scientific societies that participate in the AAAS program by annually sponsoring Fellows to work on Capitol Hill.

10 Nov 2003

In an October 28 speech on the House floor, Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-CA), called the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowships "a shining example of a collaborative program that benefits all who participate." The fellowships, he said, are "a remarkable partnership between Congress and the 30 or so participating professional societies that select and fund the Fellows." Rep.

26 Sep 2003

As reported in FYI #123, AIP's first Science Fellow in the State Department, George Atkinson, has been named as the Science and Technology Advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. AIP is now seeking applicants for the fourth year of its State Department Fellowship, and qualified scientists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.

1 Oct 2004

"Science and statecraft...can and must work together for a safer, healthier, better world," declared Secretary of State Colin Powell in an April 30, 2002 address at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, but "we still have too few officers with strong science backgrounds." Through its State Department Science Fellowship program, AIP seeks to help fill the Department's need for scientific expertise. AIP is now seeking applicants for the 2005-2006 State Department Fellowship. Qualified scientists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.

5 Dec 2005

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.

28 Oct 2005

The American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society are seeking applicants for their 2006-2007 Congressional Science Fellowships. Are you interested in the nexus between science and government? Do you wish to make a personal contribution by helping to inform the legislative and policy decisions that are made on Capitol Hill? If so, you should consider applying to the AIP and APS Congressional Science Fellowship programs. APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 15(postmarked). Please see below for further information on applying.

5 Oct 2005

This is a reminder to members of all AIP Member Societies - the application deadline for the 2006-2007 AIP State Department Science Fellowship is NOVEMBER 1. For scientists interested in the nexus between foreign policy and science, there is still time to apply to this program.

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