Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program
The United States Department of State Professional Science and Engineering (S&E) Society Fellows Program enlists bright, inquisitive scientists and engineers with an interest in policy and international affairs to further the diplomacy and development policies of the United States. Fellows contribute their science and technology expertise to the policymaking process by working directly in an office at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The Professional S&E Society Fellows program was established in 2001 by the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State to support of the goal of strengthening the science and technology expertise of the Department. Fellows are members of the sponsoring societies, which currently include the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Salaries and benefits are paid by the societies. Other science, technology and engineering associations are consulting with STAS about establishing similar programs.
The S&E Fellows participate in an extensive orientation conducted each September by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, connecting them to a broad network of other Fellows from diverse backgrounds and disciplines serving in a multitude of Executive Branch agencies and the Congress.
For more details on the Professional Science and Engineering Society Fellows Program, please see the Professional Science and Engineering Society Fellows Program brochure (pdf).
For more details about the IEEE-USA Engineering & Diplomacy Fellowship, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit: http://www.ieeeusa.org/policy/GOVFEL/state.asp.
For more details about the American Institute of Physics (AIP) State Department Science Fellowship Program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit: https://www.aip.org/policy/fellowships/sdf.