by Maddy Hunter, Program Associate, CCC
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2024 Jefferson Science Fellowships (JSF). Established by the Secretary of State in 2003, these fellowships serve as an innovative model for engaging the American science, engineering, and medical communities in the U.S. foreign policy and international development process through a one-year immersive experience at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Fellowships are open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning, who are U.S. citizens.
After successfully obtaining a security clearance, Fellows are embedded in an office at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where they can expect to learn the foreign policy and international development process while contributing their technical expertise to policy formulation and implementation.
Recruiting Fellows who reflect the American people is a high priority. America’s diversity is a source of strength that few countries can match. The more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible the diplomatic and international development communities are, the stronger, smarter, and more creative the response will be to the challenges of the 21st Century.
Online applications will be accepted from August 1, 2023 through October 17, 2023 at 5 PM ET. To learn more and to apply, visit www.nas.edu/jsf.
The JSFs are administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and supported by the U.S. Department of State and USAID.