Soil Science Society of America Congressional Science Fellowship

he Congressional Science Fellowship Program is unique opportunity for Society members with an interest in working at the intersection of science and government. For almost 30 years, a graduate student member has been selected to spend one year in Washington D.C. applying his/her professional and scientific expertise as a special assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or Congressional committee.

Applicants are required to have the Ph.D. at the time they start the Fellowship. Applicants may apply for the Fellowship while finishing their doctoral program, but must have completed their degree prior to beginning the Fellowship. Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship (dual citizenship from the United States and another country is acceptable).