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The Jefferson Science Fellows Program is a means for providing the Department of State access to additional high-level science and technology expertise. This resource can be especially helpful at a time when the Department has given a high priority to science, technology and engineering in meeting our global diplomacy and development challenges. The Fellows bring a broad range of scientific and technical expertise in areas such as physics, chemistry, information technology, life sciences, engineering, environment, agriculture, health, and social sciences. The JSF program provides both functional and regional bureaus in the Department with access to scientific and technical expertise and allows the Department to leverage these senior leaders’ broad scientific and professional networks. Universities across the United States in turn benefit from the insights in foreign policy and diplomacy gained by their senior faculty and from new international linkages vital for success in a rapidly globalizing education and research enterprise.


U.S. Department of State Offices and Bureaus: The following bureaus and offices at the U.S. Department of State are among those that have offered assignments in the past to Jefferson Fellows. Note that not all offices are always able to host a fellow every year and new offices participate in the program for the first time every cycle.

Bureau of African Affairs
 - Office of Economic Policy (AF/EPS)

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
 - Office of Verification and Transparency Technologies (AVC/VTT)

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
 - Multilateral and Global Affairs Directorate

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
 - Office of Economic Policy (EAP/EP)
 - Office of Japan Affairs
 - Office of Regional and Security Policy (EAP/RSP)

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
 - Office of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Textile Trade Affairs (EEB/TPP/ABT)
 - Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy (EEB/ESC/IEC) 
 - Office of International Communications and Information Policy (EB/CIP)
 - Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement (EEB/TPP/IPE)

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Bureau of Energy Resources
 - Energy Transformation Deputate (ENR/ET)

Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
 - Office of Central European Affairs
 - Office of South Central European Affairs (EUR/SCE)
 - Office of Policy Analysis (F/PA)

Bureau of Intelligence and Research
 - Office of Economic Analysis (INR/EC)
 - Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI)

Bureau of International Information Programs
 - Office of Regional and Functional Strategy

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
 - Europe and Asia Programs (INL/EA)

Bureau of International Organization Affairs
 - Office of Global Systems (GS)

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
 - Office of the Biological Policy Staff (ISN/BPS)
 - Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR)

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
 - Iraq Office (I)

Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
 - Office of Science and Technology Cooperation (OES/ENV)
 - Office of International Health and Biodefense (OES/IHB)
 - Office of Ecology and Conservation
 - Office of Conservation and Water

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
 - Office of Counter Piracy and Maritime Issues (PM/CPMS)

Office of the Secretary of State
 - Executive Secretariat
 - Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI)
 - Office of the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative (S/GHFSI)
 - Office of Global Food Security (GFS)
 - Office of the Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary (E/STAS)
 - Office of Religion and Global Affairs (S/RGA)
 - Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources
 - Policy Analysis (F/PA)

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
 - Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (WHA/PDA)

Foreign Service Institute