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American Physical Society (APS) & American Institute of Physics (AIP): Congressional Science Fellowships

Date posted: 06/10/2010

Award: $50,000 for a one-year term (September through August), plus allowances for relocation, travel, and health insurance

Field: science, physics, technology

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who hold Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field; strong interest in science and technology policy; Membership in APS or another AIP society is required.

Contact Information:

Phone: (202) 662-8700
Fax: (202) 662-8711
Address: American Physical Society Office of Public Affairs 529 14th Street, NW Suite 1050 Washington, DC 20045
Web site:

Additional information:

It is the aim of the APS and AIP in sponsoring these fellowships to provide a public service by making available individuals with scientific knowledge and skills to Members of Congress, few of whom have a technical background. In turn, the program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and political processes. Fellows gain a perspective which, ideally, will enhance not only their own careers but also the physics community's ability to more effectively communicate with its representatives in Congress. Fellows choose the Congressional office in which they wish to work, after a two-week introductory session.

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