AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). This professional level fellowship is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking, bring valuable expertise to policy, and enhance STEM in the federal government.  


Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a strong corps of more than 3,400 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Fellow contributions may include policy research, drafting briefings and reports, and implementing policies to enhance reproducibility of research through rigor and transparency. 


Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, career stages and disciplines, including biology, environmental sciences, and neuroscience, to name a few. STPF is seeking candidates with strong STEM credentials, an interest in career transformation and a desire to enhance federal policy.  


Application deadline for the 2021-22 fellowship year is November 1, 2020. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree. 


Apply today!




-Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, or engineering discipline. 


- Master’s in engineering with three years of professional engineering experience. 


-U.S. citizenship. 




- $80,000–105,000. 
- Health insurance 
-Travel/training and relocation allowances.  




FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022