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Policy Fellowships

Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellowship

Congressional Fellowship

The SPIE/OSA Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow works in the office of a U.S. Senator or Representative or with a Congressional Committee to gain first-hand knowledge of congressional operations, contribute to the policy making process and forge links between the engineering, scientific, and public policy communities. Fellows gain a perspective that enhances their industrial, academic or government careers as well as the optics community's ability to more effectively communicate with Congress.

Congressional Fellowship Overview (PDF)
Congressional Fellowship Application Details (PDF)



Jefferson Science Fellows

Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible for selection to be Jefferson Science Fellows. Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. Program details and applications are available on The National Academy of Sciences website.

Contact our public policy staff at policy@spie.org for more information about these programs.