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Policy Fellowships

 Congressional Fellowships


Arthur H. Guenther 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.

Michelle Solomon
Michelle Solomon
2020-2021 Arthur H. Guenther
Congressional Fellow

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

2020-2021 Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow

SPIE Student Member Michelle Solomon, currently pursuing her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, will serve as the 2020-2021 Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow, which is co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE.

"I am thrilled to have been selected as the Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow, and I look forward to applying science-driven thinking in service to the public while learning about policymaking and the legislative process," Solomon said.

Read the press release.



Jefferson Science Fellows

Tenured academic scientists and engineers from US institutions of higher learning are eligible for selection to be Jefferson Science Fellows. Each Fellow will spend one year at the US Department of State for an on-site assignment in Washington, DC that may also involve extended stays at US 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.