Deadline: Applications are due JULY 15, 2013.
The APS Public Policy Fellow provides expertise in support of policy activities related to plant and microbial biology, agricultural and life sciences, food safety, and related technology. The APS Public Policy Fellowship is a temporary position beginning in Fall 2013 for at least 6 months, but not longer than 12 months, depending on the selected individual and needs of the Agency where the fellow is placed. Duties It is anticipated the incumbent would engage in a wide range of issues of relevance to science and technology often cut across the programmatic and disciplinary lines of energy, climate change, security, environment, agricultural/life/physical sciences, and technology. The Fellow will have responsibility for engaging the Federal sector and the greater scientific community on identified cross cutting issues to identify and follow up on areas of need for coordination, cohesiveness, and targeted action. In addition to serving as the APS Public Policy Fellow, the incumbent will participate in the monthly Public Policy Board teleconferences, the PPB spring meeting in Washington, D.C., the business meeting at the APS annual meeting, and public policy sessions at APS conferences or workshops. Upon completion of the fellowship, the Fellow will write an article for Phytopathology News outlining activities and the value of the Fellowship as well as provide some orientation to other Fellows. Selection CriteriaApplicants should:
Applications should be submitted as ONE portable document file (PDF file) saved as LAST NAME, FIRST INITIAL (example: SmithT_fellowship.pdf), and include all of the items described above.
An APS Fellow Selection Committee (AFSC) will review the applications and, by August 1, 2013, will select one applicant that subsequently will be screened by the Federal Agency hosting the Fellow. For appointment, the incumbent will likely be required to undergo a significant professional, personal, and financial background check. The APS President and/or the PPB Chair will contact all applicants on the outcome of the process. Financial Support APS will provide a small stipend ($6,000) to help off-set cost of expenses associated with the position; specifics to be based on the circumstances of the individual selected. QuestionsContact Jan Leach (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kellye Eversole (email@example.com) or Michelle Bjerkness (firstname.lastname@example.org) with additional questions.
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