TMS - Partner Society of S&T Policy Fellowships

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Society Name:

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

Contact Information:

Mary Samsa
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
P: (724) 776-9000
F: (724) 776-2053
Web site:

Application/Candidate/Citizenship Requirements:

A prospective Fellow must demonstrate a record of success in research or scholarship, in a field relevant to materials science and technology. The Fellow must also demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues and have a strong interest in applying scientific and technical knowledge to U.S. public policy issues. The Fellow must be able to work quickly and communicate effectively on a wide variety of topics, and be able to work cooperatively with individuals having diverse viewpoints. An applicant is expected to be a Member of MRS or TMS (or an applicant for membership) and have a doctorate (or a masters degree with at least three years professional experience).

Number of Fellows Selected:

One Congressional – jointly sponsored with MRS

Type(s) of Fellowship Offered:


Year Fellowship was Established:

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

How to apply:

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

Donna J. Gillespie
Materials Research Society
MRS/TMS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow Program
506 Keystone Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086

1. Detailed vita providing information about educational background, professional employment and activities, professional publications and presentations, public policy and legislative experience, and committee/advisory group appointments.
2. Statement of 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 letters of reference, specifically addressing the applicant's ability to work on Capitol Hill as a special legislative assistant.

Deadline: First Friday in January