Advocacy & Policy

MRS/OSA Fellowship Application

Applications will be accepted through January 8, 2021, 11:59 pm ET.

Candidates must submit the following materials:
  • A resume, no longer than two pages, providing information about educational background, professional employment, community and professional activities, public policy and legislative experience, and committee and advisory group appointments. One additional page (for a total of up to three pages) should list professional publications and presentations. Resumes should be tailored to address the qualifications above.
  • A statement of up to 1,000 words addressing the applicant's interest in the fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he or she can make as an OSA/MRS Fellow to the legislative process, and what the applicant wants to learn from the experience.
  • Three signed letters of reference sent directly to, specifically addressing the applicant's qualifications for the fellowship as described in the "Criteria" section on the previous page.  Letters of reference should be emailed directly to by the deadline and must be in PDF format, on official letterhead, and include an electronic or scanned signature. Letters of reference should not be sent by the candidate themselves. However, the candidate is responsible for ensuring the letters are received by the application deadline.

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (ET) on January 8, 2021. 

Applications need to be mailed or emailed to:

Brandy Dillingham
Government Relations Specialist
The Optical Society
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1023

For additional information, contact:

Damon Dozier
Director of Government Affairs
Materials Research Society