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If you are a scientist interested in the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) encourages you to apply for an AIP State Department fellowship. The application deadline for the 2016–2017 term is 1 November 2015. All information on this fellowship can be found on the AIP website.
Issues involving science and technology are an important part of America's diplomatic portfolio, and most international policy issues have a technical component, making it essential for the U.S. Department of State to have knowledgeable scientific input. This fellowship is a unique opportunity for a scientist to contribute scientific and technical expertise to the Department of State and raise awareness of the value of scientific input.
An applicant must have membership in one or more of the 10 member societies of the AIP at time of application. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must have a PhD in physics or a closely related field prior to the start of the fellowship term (in exceptional cases, the PhD requirement may be waived for outstanding candidates with equivalent research experience).
The fellowship includes a $77,500 stipend, health insurance reimbursement, relocation funds, and a professional-development allotment.