AMS-AAAS Congressional Fellowship
The American Mathematical Society (AMS), in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), sponsors a Congressional Fellow each year who spends the year working on the staff of a Member of Congress or a congressional committee, working as a special legislative assistant in legislative and policy areas requiring scientific and technical input. The program includes an orientation on congressional and executive branch operations, and a year-long seminar series on issues involving science, technology and public policy.
The AAAS Science & Technology Fellowship program is designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, to demonstrate the value of science-government interaction, and to bring a technical background and external perspective to the decision-making process in the Congress.
Prospective Fellows must demonstrate expertise in some area of the mathematical sciences; have a good scientific and technical background; be cognizant of and demonstrate sensitivity toward political and social issues; and, most importantly, have a strong interest and some experience in applying personal knowledge toward the solution of societal problems.
Eligible applicants are individuals in the mathematical sciences with a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral-level degree in the mathematical sciences by the application deadline (February 15). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Federal employees are not eligible. An AMS Fellowship Committee will select the AMS Congressional Fellow.
The fellowship stipend for the Fellowship from September 2016 to August 2017 is US$76,378 for the fellowship period, with allowances for relocation and professional travel and a contribution towards health insurance.
Applications for the 2017-18 AMS Congressional Fellowship will be open in the fall of 2016 with a deadline in mid-February 2017. To apply, candidates must submit a statement expressing interest and qualifications for the AMS Congressional Fellowship, as well as a current curriculum vitae. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the AMS.
Previous AMS Congressional Fellows:
2015-16: Anthony J. Macula
2014-15: Boris Granovskiy
2013-14: Karen Saxe
2012-13: Carla D. Cotwright-Williams
2011-12: Richard Yamada, read "My Year on Capitol Hill: 5 Lessons I Have Learned"
2010-11: Hugh MacMillan
2009-10: Katherine Crowley
2008-09: James Rath
2007-08: Jeffry Phan
2006-07: Daniel Ullman, read "What Does an AMS Congressional Fellow Do?"
2005-06: David Weinreich