Reminder: Applications Due for APS/AIP Congressional Science

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Publication date: 
12 December 1995


A reminder to FYI readers - if you want to apply for the 1996-1997
AIP and APS Congressional Science Fellowships, or know someone who
might - the deadline is approaching!  Interested applicants are
asked to send a letter of intent and a resume (of two pages or
less) to the address specified below, and should arrange to have
three letters of reference sent to the same address.  All
application materials, single-sided on 8.5" x 11" paper, must be
postmarked NO LATER THAN JANUARY 15, 1996.

A single application will suffice for both the AIP and APS
Fellowship programs.  Applicants are required to be a member of APS
or another of the AIP Member Societies.  Please indicate your
society affiliation in your application materials.  A list of the
ten AIP Member Societies is posted on AIP's Home Page at

Candidates should have an interest or experience in the application
of science and technology to improving human welfare or to solving
societal problems.  To qualify for the APS and AIP Fellowships, you
must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely-related field with
outstanding scientific credentials, be a U.S. citizen, and
demonstrate excellence in interpersonal relations skills and
written and oral communication. 

During a one-year term on Capitol Hill, Fellows work in the office
of a Member of Congress or on a congressional committee.  Fellows
get the opportunity to learn firsthand how scientific and technical
expertise can affect public policy.  In return, they contribute to
the analysis of science policy issues.  The continual presence of
Science Fellows on the Hill keeps lawmakers apprised of the
interests and contributions of scientists.  Although Fellows
receive a stipend from their sponsoring institution, they act as
free agents during their term and do not represent the sponsoring

Approximately 25 professional societies sponsor Congressional
Science and Engineering Fellows annually under the auspices of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Many
former Fellows hold prominent positions in the Administration - at
the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of
Management and Budget, and key science and technology agencies - as
well as on congressional staff.  Others return to the science
community and pass on the knowledge gained from their experience to
the broader scientific community.

In addition to the APS and AIP Fellowships, several other
physics-related science and engineering Fellowships are sponsored
by AIP's Member and Affiliated Societies.  For information on the
American Geophysical Union Fellowship, contact Pat Azriel at (202)
462-6900.  For information on the Fellowship sponsored jointly by
the Optical Society of America and the Materials Research Society,
contact Gail Oare (MRS) at (412) 367-3004, or Eileen Sangmeister
(OSA) at (202) 416-1404.

Congressional Science Fellowship Programs; 529 14th Street, NW;
Suite 1050; Washington, DC 20045.  One application suffices for
both programs.

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