AGU Congressional Science Fellowship

Funding Agency:
American Geophysical Union

The AGU Congressional Science Fellowship program places highly qualified and accomplished scientists, engineers, and other professionals in the office of an individual member of Congress or on a committee for a one-year assignment.

The program allows our federal government to more effectively use scientific knowledge and provides scientists with the opportunity to make significant contributions to public policy during their time on Capitol Hill.

For four decades, AGU Congressional Science Fellows (CSFs) have been directly involved in water policy, climate research, energy conservation, and a range of other science-based issues. AGU CSFs have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers from positions in government, both in Congress and at federal agencies, to research positions at academic institutions.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

All members of AGU who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States can apply for the fellowship.

Though the program is aimed at geoscientists with a doctorate degree, there are no restrictions on age, educational, career level, or specific scientific background.

Ph.D. candidates must have completed their degree work prior to the start of the fellowship term. Degree candidates should include with their references a letter from their adviser stating the status of their thesis, and their anticipated date of completion.

The committee seeks to recruit a diverse applicant pool for the fellowship. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Amount Description

AGU Fellows will receive a monthly stipend for 12 months, plus allowances for vouchered travel and moving expenses incurred during relocation, for appropriate work-related vouchered travel expenses incurred during the fellowship year, and for travel to AGU Fall Meeting. Health care coverage is reimbursed by AGU.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women and minorities encouraged


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 15, 2024