Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 9/8/2023

AIP Congressional Science Fellowships

The American Institute of Physics sponsors two scientists annually to spend a year providing analytical expertise and scientific advice to Congress. This enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes.

Fellows gain a perspective which, ideally, will enhance not only their own careers but also the physics community’s ability to more effectively communicate with its representatives in Congress.

Deadline: December 1, 2023

Eligibility Requirements
  • Membership in one or more of AIP's Member Societies at time of application
  • Ph.D. in physics or a field closely related to the physical sciences (degree must be complete before the start of the fellowship term)
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. (AIP will not sponsor or contribute to applications for work visas)
  • Interest or experience in applying scientific knowledge to the solution of societal problems
  • Excellent record of scientific accomplishments
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills
  • Sound judgment and maturity in decision-making
  • Fellows are expected to be capable of handling varied assignments, both technical and non-technical
Amount Description
  • Stipend of $86,100 per year
  • Initial allowance of $3,000, which can be used for relocation or other expenses in support of your fellowship
  • Reimbursement for in-service travel or professional development up to a specified maximum 
  • Reimbursement for health insurance premiums up to specified maximum
Funding Type