Deadline: 2 November 2015
The fellowship program is establishing a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.
Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C.
- The Jefferson Science Fellow will be paid a stipend of $50,000 to cover local living expenses for a full year.
- Also, $10,000 will be made available to the fellow for travel associated with their assignments at the U.S. Department of State/USAID.
- Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Stature, recognition, and experience in the national and international scientific, technical or engineering community.
- Ability to rapidly and accurately understand scientific advancements outside his or her discipline and to effectively integrate this knowledge into international policy discussions.
- Ability to identify and articulate relevant science and technology issues to non-specialist audiences.
- Interests and experiences that is applicable to informing or advancing policy discussions and processes at the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development.
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a scientist, technologist, engineer, or physician holding a tenured, or similarly ranked, academic appointment at a U.S. college or university
- If awarded, the candidate must successfully complete and maintain security clearances at the U.S. Department of State/USAID
- Applicant’s academic institution must sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of State in order to be considered as a finalist.
How to apply
Interested applicants must fill the applications form online via given website.
For more information please visit Jefferson Science Fellowship Program.