Application Deadline EXTENDED for AIP State Department Fellowship

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Publication date: 
31 October 2006

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The application deadline for the 2007-2008 AIP State Department Science Fellowship HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 20! For scientists interested in the nexus between foreign policy and science, there is still time to apply to this program.

The 2007-8 AIP State Department Fellow will spend a year in Washington, DC, starting in September 2007. This is a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about, and contribute to, the U.S. foreign policy process. An annual contribution to the AIP Fellowship is provided by the American Astronomical Society. Interested readers should visit our web site at for more information on the program.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a PhD in physics or a closely related field, be members of one or more of AIP's ten Member Societies, and be eligible to receive an appropriate security clearance prior to starting the Fellowship. (In exceptional cases the PhD requirement may be waived for outstanding applicants with equivalent research experience.) The following materials should be submitted by mail or email to be considered for the Fellowship selection:

COVER SHEET, with name, address, phone, email, U.S. citizenship, PhD status, AIP Member Society membership, and names of references. Please indicate where you learned about this program.

LETTER OF INTENT, limited to two pages, indicating your reason for applying, scientific background, foreign policy interest or experience, and why you think you would be effective in this position.

RESUME, limited to two pages, with no more than 3 to 5 major publications listed.

THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE should be submitted by those having direct knowledge of the applicant's character, competence, and attributes that would make the candidate suitable for this position.

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