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K-State Today

September 27, 2013



Call for applications, nominations for 2014 Jefferson Science Fellowship

By Richard A. Marston

The National Academies is seeking nominations and applications for the 2014 Jefferson Science Fellows , or JSF, program. The deadline for 2014-2015 program year applications and nominations is Jan. 13, 2014.

Initiated by the secretary of state in 2003, this fellowship program engages the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C., that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions.

The fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Nominees and applicants must hold U.S. citizenship and will be required to obtain a security clearance.

Brett DePaola, physics, and Richard Marston, geography, were named Jefferson Science fellows for 2010-11 and 2012-13, respectively, and both served in the U.S. Department of State. Either or both are available to discuss the application process or the overall experience.

To learn more about the Jefferson Science Fellowship and to apply visit the Jefferson Science Fellows website.