Application Open for Congressional Science Fellowship

1 November 2016
AGU Science Policy Alert 16-10

AGU is now accepting applications for the 2017–2018 AGU Congressional Science Fellowship program. The fellowship offers scientists the opportunity to work in the field of science policy in Washington, D.C. The two AGU-sponsored fellows attend an intensive two-week course on politics and the legislative process run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) before spending one year in either the personal office of a senator or representative or on a House or Senate committee in the U.S. Congress. Fellows serve as staff members in their assigned offices, and their responsibilities may include writing legislation, preparing for congressional hearings, meeting with lobbyists and constituents, and more.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $68,000, as well as health insurance, moving expenses, travel to the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, and a work-related travel allowance.

The application period opens 1 November 2016, and all submissions are due by 1 February 2017. For more information on the fellowship, application requirements, and past fellows, visit the AGU Congressional Science Fellowship page. AGU members are also eligible for the Congressional Science Fellowship sponsored by American Geosciences Institute and are encouraged to apply.