American Australian Association APSA Congressional Fellowship Applications Open

Applications for the American Australian Association’s American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for 2014 are currently open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. 


Applications Due: Saturday, March 1st.

Program: work on Capitol Hill with Congressional staff to gain an understanding of the US legislative process.

Duration: 9 months starting November 2014.

Open to: political scientists, journalists, federal executives or international scholars.

Funds: up to US$40,000.

APSA Fellow will receive funds of up to US$40,000 via a monthly stipend, funds for program related international travel, book purchases and program field trips.


  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.
  • Exceptional writing and speaking skills.
  • Three years’ work experience.
  • Potential candidates include: political journalists, early-to-mid-career academics, and experts from the fields of foreign policy, economics, migration, environment, science, and social issues.
  • The Fellow will be chosen based on a commitment to US-Australian relations, quality of their written and oral presentation, professional excellence, and current and future involvement in the public policy process in Australia.

Application Requirements

  • Detailed resume and cover letter.
  • 3 professional letters of recommendation with full contact details.
  • Writing sample (one published or unpublished manuscript).
  • Personal essay addressing the significance of the Congressional Fellowship program for your future career and professional goals.
  • For further application information, please visit the APSA Congressional Fellowship page.
  • For questions regarding your application and for submission, please contact Jhelum Bagchi at