FEd Fall 2001 Newsletter - AIP State Department Science Fellowship Program

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AIP State Department Science Fellowship Program

This newly established program represents an opportunity for scientists to make a unique and substantial contribution to the nation's foreign policy. Under this new program, AIP will sponsor one fellow annually to spend a year working in a bureau or office of the State Department, providing scientific and technical expertise to the Department while becoming actively and directly involved in the foreign policy process. Fellows are required to be US citizens and members of one or more of the 10 AIP Member Societies at the time of application. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in physics or closely related field. In exceptional cases, the PhD requirement may be waived for applicants with equivalent research experience. Applicants should possess familiarity with, or experience in, scientific or technical aspects of foreign policy. There is a stipend of $49,000 per year plus allowances toward relocation, in-service travel, and health insurance premiums. Applications should consist of a cover letter, indicating names of references, Ph.D. status, society memberships, and where you learned of fellowship; letter of intent providing reason for applying, scientific training and professional experience, foreign policy interest; resume; and three letters of reference sent directly. All application materials must be postmarked by April 15, 2001 and sent to: AIP State Department Science Fellowship, American Institute of Physics, ATTN: Audrey Leath, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843. For additional information, please contact Audrey Leath 301-209-3094.

Flory Gonzalez, Project Coordinator, American Institute of Physics Media & Government Relations (formerly Public Information Division) One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740-3843 Phone: 301.209.3096 Fax: 301.209.0846