Congressional Science Fellows spend a year working as a staff member for a Member of Congress or congressional committee.
The purpose of the program is threefold:
OSA, along with co-sponsors SPIE and the Materials Research Society (MRS), hosts two Congressional Fellows each year. Congressional Fellowships are designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrate the value of science-government interaction and bring technical backgrounds and external perspectives to the decision-making process in U.S. Congress.
The SPSSI James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship trains early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and
IEEE-USA created the Congressional Fellowship program in 1973 to:
ACS has two types of Public Policy Fellowship programs: the Science Policy Fellowship and the Congressional Fellowship. Please see Fellowship Programs for more information.
The American Mathematical Society (AMS), in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), sponsors a Congressional Fellow each year who spends the year working on the staff of a Member of Congress or a congressional committee, working as a special legislative assistant in legislative and policy areas requiring scientific and technical input.
To fulfill the strategic goal of enhancing nuclear public policy, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) invites ANS members to apply for a one-year Washington, D.C. – based Congressional Fellowship.
The American Institute of Physics, in partnership with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), annually sponsors one scientist to spend a year providing analytical expertise and scientific advice to Congress. The program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes.
The demands on Congress to establish sound public policy on scientific issues have never been greater, the effects of which are far-reaching. In response to these congressional needs, AGU is pleased to have sponsored a Congressional Science Fellowship for forty years.
The American Educational Research Association invites applications for the AERA Congressional Fellowship Program. This new program was launched in 2016 during AERA’s Centennial year. The third cohort of fellows will commence a one-year fellowship in September 2018.
Have you ever wished you could have an impact on the future of animal and human health beyond the clinic or the lab? Your veterinary expertise can help the nation’s decision-makers shape public policy on issues like animal welfare, food safety and public health.
Since 1973, ASME has sponsored the Congressional Fellowship program to provide an opportunity for Society members to work with the U.S. Congress. As federal legislation becomes increasingly technical, the need for engineering expertise is essential. Congressional fellows participate directly in the lawmaking process and learn how the federal government operates.