| The ASA, CSSA and SSSA Congressional Science Fellowship Program is unique opportunity for Society members with an interest in working at the intersection of science and government. Each year, ASA, CSSA and SSSA select a Ph.D. member to spend one year in Washington D.C. applying his/her professional and scientific expertise as a special assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or Congressional committee. The Fellowship provides first-hand experience in the legislative process, an expanded network in both the policy and scientific spheres and new communication skills. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time they start the Fellowship. Applicants may apply for the Fellowship while finishing their doctoral program, but must have completed their degree prior to beginning the Fellowship. Mid- to late-career scientists are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have exceptional competence in some area of the agronomic, crop, soil, or related fields of science and education, be cognizant of a broad range of matters outside the Fellow’s particular area, and have a strong interest in working on a range of public policy issues. Applicants are required to be ASA, CSSA, or SSSA members and must hold U.S. citizenship. The 2018 Fellowship begins September 2017 and concludes August 2018. |
Application: The Application should include the following: 1) Full contact information (name, mailing address, phone, and email, 2) ASA, CSSA or SSSA Membership Number, 3) Cover Letter, and 4) Resume/Curriculum Vitae. Include with your Application, three Reference Letter PDFs. Application materials must be submitted as a single PDF and sent to email@example.com no later than January 13, 2017.
All questions should be directed to the ASA, CSSA, SSSA Science Policy Office at 202-408-5558 or firstname.lastname@example.org