AGU - Partner Society of S&T Policy Fellowships

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Society Name:

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Landau
Manager, Public Affairs
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009 USA
Phone: 202-777-7535
Fax: 202-328-0566
Web site:

Application/Candidate/Citizenship Requirements:

All members of AGU who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are invited to apply for the fellowship. Though the program is aimed at early to mid-career geophysicists with a doctorate degree, there are no absolute restrictions on age, educational or career level, or specific scientific background.

Applicants are not required to have experience in public policy, although such experience and/or a demonstrable interest in applying science to the solution of public problems are desirable. In their assignment, Fellows will be doing a variety of work, some of which may be directly related to their training, but all of which will put demands on their scientific education. For this reason it is very important that prospective Fellows have a broad background in science. In addition, they are expected to be articulate, literate, flexible, and able to work on a variety of public policy problems with people from diverse professional backgrounds.

Ph.D. candidates should be absolutely sure that work on their degree will be completed prior to the commencement of the program year since experience has shown that fellows do not have time to work on their thesis. Degree candidates should include among their references a letter from their adviser stating the status of their thesis and the anticipated date of completion.

Candidates must be members of or applying for membership in AGU.

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How to apply:

In addition to the online application (which can be found at the site listed above), interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae (including publications), and three letters of recommendation. All credentials must be received no later than 1 February. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Deadline: 1 February