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Are you interested in a unique sabbatical experience? Do you have an interest in public policy? The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships provide excellent opportunities for scientists and engineers in academia to contribute their expertise to federal policy-making in Washington, DC. Fellows serve one-year assignments involving domestic and international science policy issues in either Congress or one of approximately a dozen executive branch agencies.

And because the fellowships begin in September and follow the academic calendar, the schedule is convenient for faculty members to take a professional development sabbatical or finish teaching before leaving the university.

Please read below as some former AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows recount their experiences.


Stephanie Adams
2005-2006 Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Engineering Education & Centers

Fred Boadu
2005-2006 Fellow at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Office of Policy, Program, and Employee Development, Food Safety Inspection Service

Andrea M. Dietrich
2001-2002 Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

Jerry Gilfoyle
1999-2000 Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense in the Advanced Systems and Concepts Office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Justin Grubich
2006-2008 AAAS Fellow at the State Department in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
PhD, Integrative/Comparative Biology, Florida State University

Joseph J. Helble
2004-2005 Fellow at the Office of Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT)
1993 Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jim Fleming
2006-2007 Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Garrick Louis
2006-2007 Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the National Center for Environmental Research

Deborah H. Olster
2000-01 Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Rod Schoonover
2009-2011 Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues

Michael Smith
2006-2007 Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Water

Cheryl Wojciechowski
2006-2008 Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade

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