Depending upon the agencies that you are interested in, your fellowship may be contingent upon obtaining a security clearance. AAAS Fellowships staff are available to offer guidance on the clearance process but are not involved in processing or approving clearances. Fellows are responsible for providing and submitting required information and for following up with appropriate parties to ensure that a security clearance is obtained if necessary.
Security Clearance investigations can be delayed:
Once a case is opened, the investigation could take longer if the individual has:
For more information, access the SF86 form at: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF86C.pdf .
For immediate inquiries regarding the procedure, please contact the AAAS Fellowship staff at: