Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships at AAAS

The science and engineering challenges that society faces today--locally, nationally and internationally--are far more complex than were those of 40 to 50 years ago. The problems now are more difficult to define and the solutions more difficult to identify and implement. The best available scientific, technical and economic information is required to establish priorities, make decisions, and develop best policies and practices. Yet, scientists often lack the skills and opportunity to apply their science successfully to support policy or to communicate effectively with the public and other non-academic audiences. Consequently, society's needs for the most credible and objective scientific information are not being met.

To address these challenges, The American Association for the Advancement of Science manages and administers Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in five program areas to provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy. The fellowships in congressional offices are funded by approximately 30 partner scientific and engineering societies. The fellowships in executive branch agencies are funded by the hosting offices.


The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Apply at

Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, etc.), in any of the following:
  • Social/Behavioral sciences
  • Medical/Health disciplines
  • Biological, Physical or Earth sciences
  • Computational sciences and Mathematics
  • Engineering disciplines (applicants with a master's degree and three years of experience also qualify).

All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline.
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Stipends range from approximately $74,000 to $99,000. Other benefits include health insurance, travel/training allowance and relocation allocation. For more information about benefits, visit

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