Jefferson Science Fellows

Published: December 10th, 2003

Category: Memos

David R. Colburn, Provost

I am pleased to announce that UF is participating in a new program designed to select scientists, technologists and engineers for one year fellowships with the U.S. Department of State. Called the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF), the program is open to U.S. citizens holding a tenured faculty position at UF. If selected, the fellow will spend the year on assignment in Washington D.C. with the possibility of extended stays at American embassies abroad. The fellow will be tasked with helping to provide science, technology and engineering advice to be used in the formulation and implementation of U.S. Government policy, both domestic and foreign.

UF will pay the salary and benefits of the fellow during the year and the JSF will provide a stipend of $50,000 to offset the costs associated with living temporarily in Washington. Details on the program and the material required to apply can found at:

Applicants must be recommended by their department chair and endorsed by their respective deans. Applications will be reviewed by a committee at UF before they are submitted to Washington. Therefore, applications must be submitted by January 5, 2004. Any questions and completed applications should be directed to Dean Dennis Jett at the International Center who can be reached at or 392-5323 ext. 501.

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