MRS - Partner Society of S&T Policy Fellowships

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Society Name:

Materials Research Society (MRS)

Contact Information:

Donna J. Gillespie
Government Affairs Coordinator
Materials Research Society
506 Keystone Dr
Warrendale PA 15086
Direct Dial: 724-779-2732
Fax: 724-779-8313
Gillespie@mrs.org
Website: http://www.mrs.org/congressional-fellows

Application/Candidate/Citizenship Requirements:

A prospective Fellow must have a record of success in research or scholarship in a field relevant to materials and/or science and technology. The Fellow must also demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues and have a strong interest in applying scientific and technical knowledge to United States public policy issues. The Fellow must be able to work quickly and communicate effectively to both scientific and non-scientific audiences on a wide variety of topics and work cooperatively with individuals having diverse viewpoints. An applicant is expected to be a member of MRS or TMS (or an applicant for membership) for the MRS/TMS Fellowship and have a Ph.D. by September 1, 2014, or a master’s degree with at least three years professional experience. For the MRS/OSA Fellowship, an applicant is expected to be a member of MRS or TMS (or an applicant for membership) for the MRS/TMS Fellowship and have a Ph.D. by the start of their Fellowship, September 1, or a master’s degree with at least three years professional experience. For the MRS/OSA Fellowship, an applicant is expected to be a member of MRS or OSA (or an applicant for membership) and have a Ph.D. by the start of their Fellowship, September 1. U.S. citizenship is not required for the Fellowships; however, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Number of Fellows Selected:

Two Congressional – one jointly sponsored with TMS and one jointly sponsored with OSA

Type(s) of Fellowship Offered:

Congressional

Year Fellowship was Established:

MRS/OSA: 1995
MRS/TMS: 2011 (previously the Materials Society Fellowship established in 2008)

How to apply:

For the MRS/OSA Fellowship, send the following materials to:

Sarah Cogan
The Optical Society
MRS/OSA Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow Program
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1023
scogan@osa.org

For the MRS/TMS Fellowship, send the following materials to:

Donna J. Gillespie
Government Affairs Coordinator
Materials Research Society
506 Keystone Dr
Warrendale PA 15086
Direct Dial: 724-779-2732
Fax: 724-779-8313
Gillespie@mrs.org

  1. A resume, no longer than two pages, providing information about educational background, professional employment, community and professional activities, public policy and legislative experience and committee and advisory group appointments, plus one additional page for professional publications and presentations.

  2. A statement of up to 1,000 words addressing the applicant’s interest in the Fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he/she can make as a Fellow to the legislative process and what the applicant wants to learn from the experience

  3. Three signed letters of reference, specifically addressing the applicant’s ability to work on Capitol Hill as a special legislative assistant.

Deadline: First Friday in January