AIP Seeks Applicants for State Department Fellowship
By Bethany Johns
If you are interested in the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) encourages you to apply for the AIP State Department Fellowship. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 term is 15 October 2019.
This fellowship aims to enhance the science and technology capacity of the department by enabling a scientist or engineer to work at its headquarters in Washington, DC. In turn, fellows will interact with policymakers and gain an understanding of the foreign policy process. Past AIP fellows have worked on topics as varied as nuclear weapons forensics, critical infrastructure protection, export controls, and biotechnology.
The fellowship includes a $77,500 stipend, health insurance reimbursement, relocation funds, and a professional development allotment.
Qualifications and Application Information
Individuals at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess the following:
- Membership in one or more of AIP's Member Societies (e.g., the AAS) at the time of application;
- US citizenship;
- A PhD in physics or a field closely related to the physical sciences, which must be completed before the start of the fellowship;
- Eligibility for a security clearance; and
- Interest or experience in the science and technology aspects of foreign policy.
Application components include a letter of intent, résumé, and three recommendation letters. All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by 15 October. Final interviews will take place in early 2020, and the 12-month fellowship term will begin in the fall of 2020.
Please contact Bethany Johns (tel: 301-209-3137) at AIP if you have questions.
AIP appreciates the support for this fellowship provided by the American Astronomical Society, an AIP Member Society.