ASA/CSSA/SSSA - Partner Societies of S&T Policy Fellowships

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Society Names:

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Contact Information:

Washington, DC Contact:
Karl Anderson
Phone: 202-408-4781

Ellen Bergfeld
5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-273-8080
Fax: 608-273-2021


Application/Candidate/Citizenship Requirements:

Applicants are required to have their PhD at the time they start the fellowship, though may apply while finishing their doctoral program if they anticipate completing their degree within the year of application. The program is aimed at highly qualified and interested persons in early or mid-career who have exceptional competence in some area of the agronomic, crop, soil, or related fields of science and education. Applicants must be cognizant of a broad range of matters outside the Fellow's particular area, and have a strong interest in working on a range of public policy issues. Upon receiving the fellowship, it is expected that applicants will be ASA, CSSA and/or SSSA members.

Number of Fellows Selected:


Type(s) of Fellowship Offered:


Year Fellowship was Established:


How to apply:

The Application and three Letters of Reference will be combined into one PDF and submitted to (not to exceed 10 MB). The Application will include the following:

  1. Full contact information (name, mailing address, phone, and email)
  2. ASA, CSSA or SSSA Membership Number
  3. Cover Letter
    Describe your qualifications and career goals; why the fellowship is desired, why you are qualified; what policy and legislative issues are of particular interest; what role you envision as a Congressional Science Fellow; and, what outcome is desired from this experience relative to your career goals.
  4. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Include education, work experience, areas of special interest, and a listing of most recent publication

Deadline: 15 January