Defense Science Study Group (DSSG)
To: Chairs, Departments in the Physical, Social and Biological Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: November 29, 2012
Subject: Defense Science Study Group (DSSG)
Internal Competition Application deadline: Friday, December 14
The DSSG is a unique program of education and study that introduces some of the nation's most outstanding professors of science and engineering to the challenges facing national security. It also provides the members with an opportunity to become involved in and to contribute to those issues on an ongoing basis. For approximately 22 days per year over a two-year period, DSSG members take to the road as they immerse themselves in the issues and policies related to national security. Over the course of 8 sessions, spread out over the two years, members interact with top-level officials from the Defense Department, as well as senior officials of other government organizations such as the Department of Energy, various intelligence agencies, and Congress. Visits to military bases throughout the United States provide members with a unique perspective of operating forces, and allow program members to meet with senior commanders. Tours of defense laboratories and industrial facilities provide further insight into research, development, and manufacturing technologies.
UW-Madison may submit two nominations as an institution. Nominees must be a faculty member in science, engineering or related discipline; have outstanding academic accomplishments; are a likely leader in their field; preferably within 15 years of their PhD; and must be a U.S. Citizen.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Applications for internal competition: Send your single pdf application for internal competition to email@example.com with subject line "DSSG" by Friday, December 14, 2012. Nominations from departments are welcome. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
--Letter of recommendation from department chair
For the individuals selected, the nomination must be submitted via e-mail. The nominees will require a letter of nomination from the institution. The nominations are due on Friday, January 18, 2013.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Heather Daniels, 263-7274.