Reminder: Deadline Approaching for AIP State Dept. Fellowship

Share This

Publication date: 
10 October 2006

This is a reminder to members of all AIP Member Societies - application materials for the 2007-2008 AIP State Department Science Fellowship must be postmarked by NOVEMBER 1, 2006. For scientists interested in the nexus between foreign policy and science, there is still time to apply to this program.

As an AIP State Department Fellow, you will experience a unique year in Washington, making a personal contribution to U.S. foreign policy while learning how the policy-making process operates. The AIP State Department Science Fellowship places one or more qualified scientists in the State Department for a 12-month term to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to S&T issues that are international in scope. An annual contribution to the AIP Fellowship is provided by the American Astronomical Society.

AIP is currently seeking applicants for the 2007-2008 State Department Science Fellowship. The term will start in the fall of 2007. Qualified scientists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Information on applying by the November 1, 2006 (postmarked) deadline is provided below. Interested readers can also see 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.) Once selected, the Fellow will work with the State Department to arrange an assignment. 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.

ALL MATERIALS may be submitted by email or by mail (postmarked by November 1, 2006) to Audrey T. Leath at:

AIP State Department Science Fellowship
American Institute of Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3843

Email: aleath [at]
Fax: 301-209-0846

Please see our website at for more details about the Fellowship program or contact Audrey Leath (aleath [at], 301-209-3094) if you have questions or need additional information.

Explore FYI topics: