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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: Impact Policy with a Life-changing Fellowship in Washington


FellowsBy Kat Song, AAAS

Experts including computing researchers are prized by the federal government. With assignments in federal agencies, on Capitol Hill and in the judicial branch, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF) are on the front line of vital issues that impact society. The STPF fellowship program is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their STEM-informed perspective to American government.

STPF alumni leverage their fellowship experience in myriad ways. Computer scientist Quincy Kissiedu-Brown now directs research at AnitaB.org. Mathematician Karoline Pershell is a strategy director at a tech company and heads the Association for Women in Mathematics.

The fellowship runs from September through August with a class of close to 300 fellows who represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages. Fellows broaden their career paths while engaging with policymakers and thought leaders. After their fellowship, fellows become members of a strong corps of 3,400+ alumni who are policy-savvy STEM leaders in academia, government, industry and the nonprofit arena.

The deadline to apply is November 1. Click here to learn about stipend, benefits and more.