[Sdi-northamerica] AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Deadline: 5 December 2010
For more than 35 years, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships have
provided scientists and engineers with a unique opportunity to apply their
knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy
realm, while learning first-hand about establishing and implementing policy.
Fellows select assignments in Congressional offices or federal agencies. This is
a year-long opportunity, beginning September 1 and ending August 31. Most
federal agencies offer Fellows the ability to renew for a second year.
AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of
geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives. Fellows have ranged
in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages,
from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and
engineers. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia,
industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs.
AAAS partners with more than 30 scientific societies that also sponsor
fellowships. They conduct separate application and selection processes and
provide different stipend and benefits support. Individuals interested in the
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are encouraged to apply with all
scientific societies for which they qualify.
Eligibility & Criteria:
To be considered for a fellowship, all successful applicants must:
* Hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, etc.), in any of the following:
Social/Behavioral sciences, Medical/Health disciplines, Biological, Physical or
Geosciences. Applicants with a MS in engineering and three or more years of
post-degree professional experience also qualify. All degree requirements must
be completed by the application deadline.
* Have solid scientific and technical credentials and the endorsement of three
* Show a commitment to serve society.
* Exhibit good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, to
decision-makers and non-scientific audiences.
* Demonstrate integrity, problem-solving ability, good judgment, flexibility,
and leadership qualities.
* Hold U.S. citizenship.
Note: Federal employees are not eligible
What AAAS offers:
Stipend: Approximately $74,000 to $97,000 (depending on years of experience and
Relocation Allowance: Up to $4,000 for first-year Fellows with stipends via AAAS
if move is greater than 50 miles outside Washington, D.C.
Health Insurance: Monthly reimbursements for Fellows who receive stipends via
AAAS. Insurance coverage via agency for those hired directly as temporary
Travel/Training: Minimum of $4,000 for Fellows receiving a stipend via AAAS, to
be used for fellowship assignment-related travel, conferences, and/or training.
Varies by placement and must be approved by supervisor.
Apply: The deadline is December 5th, 2010. AAAS accepts online applications
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