Friday, November 02, 2007

Jefferson Fellowships Available

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the National Academies announces a call for nominations and applications for the 2008 Jefferson Science Fellowship Program.

The 2008 Nomination/application deadline
is January 15, 2008.

The Secretary of State announced, on October 8, 2003, the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State, establishing a new model for engaging the American academic STE communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The pilot JSF program is administered by the National Academies and supported through a partnership between American philanthropic foundations (the MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation), the U.S. STE academic community, professional scientific societies, and the U.S. Department of State.

Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible for selection to be Jefferson Science Fellows. Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions.

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