AIP State Department Science Fellowship Program in USA, 2014

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American Institute of Physics is offering department science fellowship Program in the USA. This fellowship is awarded for scientists to work at the Department’s Washington, DC headquarters for a one-year term. Applicants must have a PhD in physics or closely-related field and must be a member in one or more of the 10 AIP Member Societies at time of application. The fellowship includes stipend, relocation allowance, allowance for in-service travel for professional development and reimbursement for health insurance premiums up to specified maximum. Application should be submitted electronically by November 1.. Most of the foreign policy issues faced by the U.S. Department of State have a scientific or technical component. This Fellowship is intended to enhance the S&T capacity of the Department by enabling at least one scientist annually to work at the Department’s Washington, DC headquarters for a one-year term. This is a unique opportunity for a scientist to contribute scientific and technical expertise to the Department and raise awareness of the value of scientific input. In turn, scientists broaden their experience by interacting with policymakers in the federal government and learning about the foreign policy process. This fellowship is awarded for scientists to work at the Department’s Washington, DC headquarters for a one-year term.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? •Membership in one or more of the 10 AIP Member Societies at time of application •U.S. citizenship •PhD in physics or closely
· related field prior to start of Fellowship term (in exceptional cases PhD requirement waived for outstanding candidates with equivalent research experience) •Eligibility for security clearance •Interest or experience in S&T aspects of foreign policy •Excellent scientific credentials •Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills •Sound judgment and maturity in decision
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Benefits of the scholarship: •Stipend of $70,000 per year •Relocation allowance •Allowance for in-service travel for professional development •Reimbursement for health insurance premiums up to specified maximum Scientists at all career stages, including mid- and late-career professionals, are encouraged to apply. Although the Fellowship is a full-time position, arrangements to supplement the stipend by continuing to receive a salary from a current employer while taking a sabbatical or leave of absence during the Fellowship term may be worked out on a case-by-case basis.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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