Application Submission Form for the William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or already eligible to work in the United States
  • be a member of one of AGI's member societies, a list of which is available at
  • have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or a master's degree in engineering plus three years of professional engineering experience

Applicants should also have:

  • a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • a demonstrable interest in applying science to solving public problems (although prior experience in public policy is not required) 


To apply, please submit the following materials as a single Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf) document by the February 1 deadline:

  • A cover letter with an addendum listing (1) the AGI member societies to which you belong and your membership identification number for each and (2) the names and contact information of your three references.

  • A statement of purpose. The statement should be no more than 1,000 words in length and should include your reasons for applying for this fellowship, what you would bring to the fellowship, and what you hope to gain from the fellowship.

  • A curriculum vitae.

Applications must also include three letters of reference. 

Letters of reference may be provided separately (on or before the application deadline) and can be submitted using the online Reference Submission Form or by mail to:

American Geosciences Institute
Geoscience Policy Program
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

For submission, type in your name and email and then attach your application file, using the Browse function provided.