Another important Fellowship that mathematical scientists are encouraged to apply for, at the same time as the AMS Congressional Fellowship, is the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program. AAAS Fellows serve in Congress or in an Executive branch agency. (Note that the AAAS fellowship deadline is earlier than the AMS deadline; the AAAS application portal on their website is open June 1–Nov 1).
The AMS Congressional Fellow will bring his/her/their technical background and external perspective to the decision-making process in Congress. Prospective Fellows must be cognizant of and demonstrate sensitivity toward political and social issues and have a strong interest in applying personal knowledge toward solutions to societal problems.
Applications are invited from individuals in the mathematical sciences. Applicants must have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline of February 1. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Federal employees are not eligible.
For the September 2024-August 2025 Fellowship year, the stipend will be US$100,479, with allowances for relocation and professional travel, plus a contribution toward health insurance.
Applications are accepted through February 1, 2024. To apply, submit a 2-3 page statement expressing interest and qualifications for the AMS Congressional Fellowship, as well as a current curriculum vitae. Candidates should also have three letters of recommendation sent to the AMS by the February 1, 2024 deadline.
Next application deadline: February 1, 2024
Every day on the Hill is new and exciting! Whether I am writing press releases, synthesizing complicated ideas into one-pagers or meeting influential individuals, I learn something new every day." – Duncan Wright, AMS Congressional Fellow 2022-2023
AMS Congressional Fellows:
- 2022-23: Duncan Wright, Office of Senator Todd Young (IN)
- 2021-22: A.J. Stewart, Office of Senator Raphael Warnock (GA), read "Finding Meaning Outside Academia."
- 2020-21: Rachel Levy, Office of Senator Maggie Hassan (NH), read "Not Only a Postdoc: The AMS Congressional Fellowship in Mid- and Late-Career."
- 2019-20: Lucia Simonelli, Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), read "Grafting Science on Congress."
- 2018-19: James Ricci, Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), read "From the Lecture Hall to the National Mall: My Year as the AMS Congressional Fellow."
- 2017-18: Margaret D. Callahan, Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), read "Science for Policy: My Year on Capitol Hill."
- 2016-17: Catherine Paolucci, Office of Senator Al Franken (MN), read "From Campus to Congress: Navigating Policy, Procedure, and Politics as an AMS Congressional Fellow"
- 2015-16: Anthony J. Macula, Office of Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7), read "My Year as an AMS Congressional Fellow"
- 2014-15: Boris Granovskiy, Office of Senator Al Franken (MN)
- 2013-14: Karen Saxe, Office of Senator Al Franken (MN) see "My Year in the United States Senate"
- 2012-13: Carla D. Cotwright-Williams, Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
- 2011-12: Richard Yamada, Office of Senator John Boozman (AR), read "My Year on Capitol Hill: 5 Lessons I Have Learned"
- 2010-11: Hugh MacMillan, Office of Senator Robert Menendez (NJ)
- 2009-10: Katherine Crowley, Office of Senator Al Franken (MN)
- 2008-09: James Rath, Office of Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (TX)
- 2007-08: Jeffry Phan, Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman (NM)
- 2006-07: Daniel Ullman, House Science Committee, read "What Does an AMS Congressional Fellow Do?"
- 2005-06: David Weinreich, Office of Rep. Robert Andrews (NJ)