Apply for the APS Congressional Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2013

To apply, candidates should submit the materials requested below. All application materials must be submitted by January 15 of the year in which the Fellowship term is being applied for. Fellowship terms generally begin in the early Fall, and are for twelve months. Finalists will be interviewed in person several months after the January 15 deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This form will ask you to fill out your contact information and additional information regarding your application. Please submit this form before emailing any additional application materials. You will then be given an email address to submit your letter of intent and resume. You will also be given instructions for arranging submission of three letters of reference.

Contact Information

First Name:  
Last Name:
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Address 2:   
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Additional Phone:   
Alternate E-mail:   

Your PhD Status

Year Received:
Month and Year Expected:

In what field?  


 I am a citizen of the United states (U.S. citizenship required)
 I am a current member of APS

Where did you learn about the APS Fellowship?

Directions for Submitting Application Materials

1. Letter of Intent and Resume

Please send an email to and, as separate attachments, in Word, please submit your letter of intent and your resume. In the subject line, please state APS Congressional Fellowship. Your Letter of intent should be limited to 2 pages, and provide information regarding:
  • reason for applying
  • scientific training and professional background
  • science policy interest or experience
  • attributes and experience that would make the applicant effective in this position.
Your Resume should be limited to 2 pages, with up to one additional page allowed for a list of key publications.

2. Letters of Recommendation

Additionally, please arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted directly by your references to The letters should be from those having direct knowledge of the applicant's character, professional competence, and particular attributes or experience that would enhance the candidate's suitability for this position. The subject line or body of the message should indicate the name of the applicant on whose behalf the letter is submitted, and the letter should be attached in Word.
1. Name:   
2. Name:  
3. Name: