Applications Invited for 1996-1997 APA Fellowship Programs

APA and the American Psychological Foundation (APF) invite applications for the 1996-1997 Congressional Fellowship Program. The program sponsors up to five psychologists to serve as special legislative assistants on the staffs of Members of Congress or congressional committees. One position is for an individual interested in HIV/AIDS-related policy, and another is for someone knowledgeable about gifted and talented children. The remaining positions are open to psychologists from any background.

APA also invites applications for its 1996-1997 Science Policy Fellowship Program. One Fellow will be chosen to serve as a special assistant at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Both fellowships begin September 1, 1996, and are intended to encourage more effective use of scientific knowledge in government and to broaden perceptions of the value of psychology-government interactions.

Applicants for both Fellowships must be APA Members (or applicants for membership) and have PhDs in psychology. Congressional Fellows should have a minimum of 2 years' postdoctoral experience, and Science Policy Fellows should have 5 years.

The Congressional Fellowship stipend is $38,000, plus $3,000 for relocation to Washington, DC, and for travel expenses. Applicants with at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience will be considered for a supplement of $10,000. The Science Policy Fellowship stipend is $47,000, plus $2,500 for relocation to Washington, DC, and for travel expenses.

Psychologists interested in either Fellowship should submit the following: a detailed vita, a statement of approximately 1,000 words addressing the applicant's interests in the fellowship and career goals, and three letters of reference. Deadlines for receipt of materials are December 1, 1995, for the Congressional Fellowship Program and November 13, 1995, for the Science Policy Fellowship.

For further information about the Congressional Fellowship, contact Brian D. Smedley, PhD, in the APA Public Policy Office at (202) 336-6066, or via e-mail: For further information about the Science Policy Fellowship, contact Elizabeth Baldwin in the APA Public Policy Office at (202) 336-5932, or via e-mail:

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