The Department of Defense and the American Association for
the Advancement of Science today announced the creation of a new
fellowship program that brings scientists and engineers to the
Pentagon. The AAAS Defense Policy Science and Engineering
Fellowship Program will support up to two scientists and
engineers in year-long assignments within the Office of the
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.
"Most young scientists and engineers don't realize that the
Defense Department is one of the largest and most diverse applied
science and technology organizations in the world," said Paul
Kaminski, undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and
Technology. "This fellowship will provide talented scientists
and engineers with an extraordinary exposure to the wide range of
science and technology policy within DoD. At the same time, it
will help foster stronger relationships between DoD and the
academic and industrial R&D communities."
The AAAS science and engineering policy fellowships, which
began in 1973, introduce scientists and engineers to policymaking
in the executive and legislative branches of government. AAAS
Fellows also work in Congress, the State Department, the Agency
for International Development, the Environmental Protection
Agency, and the Department of Agriculture.
"The fellowship program presents an exciting opportunity for
a collaborative relationship between AAAS and DoD," said Al
Teich, director of the AAAS Science and Policy Programs. "The
Fellows will contribute their technical expertise and
perspectives while gaining hands-on experience in science and
technology policymaking at the Pentagon."
Applications will be accepted from individuals with a Ph.D.
or equivalent doctoral-level degree in any area of the physical,
biological, or social sciences, and any field of engineering.
Those with a master's degree in engineering and at least three
years of post-degree experience may also apply. Applications
must be postmarked by Feb. 28, 1997 and the fellowship begins in
September 1997. For an application instructions, call (202) 326-
6600 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1