APS - Partner Society of S&T Policy Fellowships

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Society Name:

American Physical Society (APS)

Contact Information:

Jacquelyn Beamon-Kiene
Program Administrator
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301-209-3269
Fax: 301-209-0865
E-mail: beamon@aps.org
Website: http://www.aps.org/policy/fellowships/congressional.cfm

Application/Candidate/Citizenship Requirements:

Qualifications include a PhD in physics or a closely related field, a strong interest in science and technology policy, and, preferably, some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward the solution of societal problems. U.S. citizenship and membership in APS is required to receive an APS fellowship.

The fellowship programs seek candidates with outstanding qualifications. In exceptional cases, the PhD requirement may be waived for applicants with compensating experience.

Number of Fellows Selected:

Typically one

Type(s) of Fellowship Offered:


Year Fellowship was Established:


How to apply:

Candidates should submit on-line (via website above) the materials requested below. All credentials, including the letter of intent, resume, and letters of reference must be submitted no later than January 15 of the fellowship year. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

COVER SHEET, indicating:

  • Name, address, phone, email;
  • Names of references;
  • U.S. citizenship;
  • PhD status;
  • Society membership(s); and
  • 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; and
  • Qualities and experience that would make the applicant effective in this position.

RESUME, limited to two pages, plus one additional page for a publications list; and

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.

Deadline: 15 January