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Collaborating with OES

If you work in the Federal government and are interested in collaborating with OES on a project at your agency, please email as at and tell us more about your idea. We’ll explore if the opportunity is a good fit for our skillset, and discuss the nuts and bolts of potentially setting up an inter-agency agreement.

Joining OES

Our office is not currently accepting applications for our fellowship. To be notified of opportunities to join the team, or if you are interested in serving as an Academic Affiliate (a researcher that partners with us on a specific project in your area of expertise) please submit your contact information. If you are interested in learning more about roles on the team and requirements of applicants, details are provided below.

Fellowship Overview

The Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) is based at the General Services Administration at 1800 F St. NW. Fellows spend one year in Washington D.C., often beginning the first week of October.

OES is a diverse team of applied researchers committed to improving the way government serves the public. Most team members join OES on-loan from other offices in government, academic institutions, or nonprofit organizations on either a reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis. Team members have joined from a variety of universities, non-profits, and federal departments (e.g. Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development Department). Other types of federal appointments may be offered on a limited basis.

The OES team combines academic expertise with experience implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions in complex settings. Responsibilities of OES Fellows include:

Applicant Profile

OES team members must possess a unique set of technical and professional skills. This includes knowledge of at least one field within the social and behavioral sciences, the ability to creatively apply research knowledge within the federal government setting, the ability to design and manage the day-to-day operations of a large operational field trial, and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

The OES is currently seeking team members with the following types of expertise:

Additionally, applicants must possess:

Preferred qualifications include one or more of the following: