Congressional Science Fellowship

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Congressional Science Fellowship

Congressional Science Fellowship
The Geological Society of America

Deadline to apply for the 2010–2011 GSA Congressional Science Fellowship: 1 February 2010.

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 I checked the website

 I checked the website suggested by you. Its for candidates in any area of the earth sciences. The application process I found there was as follows for easy reference

The Geological Society of America will select one Congressional Science Fellow for 2010–2011. Applications are accepted from candidates in any area of the earth sciences. The selection process will be completed in late March/early April 2010. The appointment will begin the first week of September 2010. Complete applications for the Congressional Science Fellowship must include four elements, as described below:

  1. Letter of application. A letter of application should include addresses and telephone numbers of three references (reference letters to be mailed electronically to, the candidate's availability for a possible interview in late March / early April, and how the applicant first learned of the GSA Congressional Science Fellowship Program.
  2. Three letters of reference. Letters of reference should be from persons who can discuss not only the candidate's professional competence, but also other aspects or interests that would make the applicant particularly qualified to serve as a Congressional Science Fellow. Each letter should address:
    • The writer's relationship to the candidate;
    • The technical accomplishments and relative standing of the candidate among his/her peers;
    • The candidate's interest and experience in applying his/her expertise to the solution of societal problems;
    • The candidate's ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and to interact productively with individuals and groups;
    • The candidate's maturity and depth of judgment;
    • The candidate's professional future.

    The candidate is responsible for soliciting the required letters and for providing to those letter writers the six guidelines listed above. Letters of reference are to be mailed directly to GSA and must be received before the application deadline.

  3. Statement from the candidate about his/her qualifications and career goals. The candidate's statement should not exceed 1000 words and should cover at least the following five areas:
    • Why the fellowship is desired;
    • How the candidate is qualified;
    • What issues and congressional situations interest the candidate;
    • What role the candidate envisions as a Congressional Science Fellow;
    • What outcome the candidate hopes for relative to career goals.
  4. Complete curriculum vitae. The candidate's curriculum vitae should provide complete professional data, including publications.

Applications and letters of reference should be submitted electronically

Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to:
Craig M. Schiffries
Director for Geoscience Policy
Geological Society of America
1200 New York Avenue NW, Suite700
Washington, DC 20005, USA