Apply Now for a 2015-2016 ASME Federal Government Fellowship

Oct 9, 2014

For more than 40 years, ASME has sponsored more than 100 Federal Fellows who have served in the U.S. government, providing a valuable service to the nation by contributing their engineering expertise to the public policy-making process. ASME is currently accepting applications for two of its ASME Federal Government Fellowship programs: the ASME Congressional Fellowship and the ASME Foundation Swanson Fellowship on Advanced Manufacturing.

The 2015-2016 Congressional Fellow will spend one year in Washington, D.C., working with the staff of a congressional committee, U.S. senator or U.S. representative. Congressional Fellowships are designed to demonstrate the value of engineering-government interaction, bring technical backgrounds and external perspectives to the decision making process in Congress, and provide a unique public policy learning experience to the Fellow. Read more about the Congressional Fellowship program.

ASME is also accepting applications for its 2015-2016 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellowship on Advanced Manufacturing. The ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow will serve a one-year term at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in Gaithersburg, Md.

This fellowship is open to eligible individuals from the private sector and government to serve our nation in fostering advanced manufacturing initiatives as part of a nation-wide manufacturing agenda. AMNPO was established by the White House in 2012 to support U.S. industry in scaling-up the manufacturing of future advanced technology goods within the U.S., serving to strengthen U.S. innovation capacity, and recover the U.S. taxpayer investment in early stage R&D. It does so by supporting the interagency coordination of advanced manufacturing programs, including the President's National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), providing a link to the growing number of private-sector partnerships between manufacturers, universities, state and local governments, and other manufacturing-related organizations.

While at the AMNPO, the ASME Swanson Fellow's responsibilities will include strengthening the coordination between the National Program Office and other participating organizations, including industry, universities, state and regional authorities, federal agencies, and stakeholders of NNMI; providing alternative perspectives to strengthen the impact of advanced manufacturing programs and better leverage government and partner investments across the national landscape; engaging with professionals at the intersection of advanced manufacturing and public policy to make practical contributions in federal decision-making; and promoting the understanding of federal policy and programs across stakeholder groups in advanced manufacturing. Learn more about the ASME Foundation Swanson Fellowship here.

An $80,000 stipend will be provided for the one year fellowships. All Fellows must be U.S. citizens and ASME members at the time of application. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2015. To apply for an ASME Congressional or AMNPO Fellowship, fill out the online application at and be sure to attach the requested materials.

For more information on the ASME Federal Government Fellowship Program, visit, or contact Kathryn Holmes, director, Government Relations, by e-mail at

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