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2014-2015 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship
The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for next year's William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship. The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 2014) in Washington working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or a congressional committee. The fellowship represents a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the federal legislative process and make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy.
The AGI Fellow will join more than two dozen other scientists and engineers for an intensive orientation program on the legislative and executive branches, organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which also guides the placement process and provides educational and collegial programs for the fellows throughout the year.
A flyer about the fellowship which can be posted on career placement bulletin boards is available as a PDF.
The Fisher Endowment
Qualifications and Application Procedures
The fellowship carries an annual stipend of up to $65,000 plus allowances for health insurance, relocation, and travel. Additionally, it may be possible to extend the fellowship for up to four months.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, statement of purpose and a curriculum vitae and request three letters of reference. Candidates should ask three people to submit letters of reference through the online submission site, www.agiweb.org/gap/csf/application/ or by regular mail by the deadline given below.
The candidate's cover letter should include an addendum listing your society memberships with membership numbers and the names and contact information of your three references. The statement of purpose should include your reasons for applying for this fellowship, what you would bring to the fellowship and what you hope to gain from the fellowship. The statement should be brief, no more than 1,000 words in length.
Please submit materials as a single Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf) using our new online submission form.
All application materials are due on February
Inquiries only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGI is an equal opportunity employer and especially welcomes applications from women and minorities.
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Posted March 3, 2003; Last Updated November 1, 2013.
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