Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Published: September 28th, 2005

Category: Memos

Dennis Jett, Dean of the International Center

UF will again participate this year in the Jefferson Science Fellow (JSF) Program of the U.S. State Department. UF can nominate two faculty members for consideration in this nationwide competition. Those selected as Fellows will work for one year in Washington, D.C. with the possibility of extended stays at American embassies abroad. They will be tasked with providing science, technology and engineering advice to be used in the formulation and implementation of U.S. Government policy on science and technology issues that are of critical importance.

To be considered for becoming one of the two UF nominees, a candidate must be:

1. A U.S. citizen;
2. A tenured faculty member;
3. Recommended by their department chair and endorsed by their respective dean.

The five awardees will be notified by the middle of February 2006. The 2006 Jefferson Science Fellows will report to the Department of State on or about August 15, 2006.

UF will pay the salary and benefits if the faculty member is selected as a fellow for the year and the JSF Program will provide a stipend of $50,000 to offset the costs associated with living temporarily in Washington.

Additional information on the program and on the documentation required to apply can be found at:

Applicants MUST NOT submit their applications directly to The National Academies, but instead must send them to the International Center, Grinter 146 marked for the attention of Dean Jett. They will then be reviewed by a committee that will select the two UF nominees. Applications must be received by the International Center by noon, November 1, 2005.

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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