Please note that the online system will only accept application materials in PDF form. You can also view and print a PDF of your application at any time to see your progress. Adobe Acrobat Reader program must be installed on your computer to download this form. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software  that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major computer platforms.
A complete application packet consists of:
Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary official transcripts and letters of recommendation and seeing that all materials are sent directly to the program. These materials will not be accepted if mailed by the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The program will not upload transcripts or mailed letters of recommendation until after the January 15th deadline. Applicants will be able to submit their applications even though the online system will show that the transcripts and mailed letters of recommendation have not been uploaded. DO NOT EMAIL THE PROGRAM ASKING IF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OR MAILED LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. If for some reason your transcripts and mailed letters of recommendation do not safely arrive at AAAS, the program will contact you by January 31st; this will not have any negative consequence to the status of your application.
Please have letters of recommendations (if not uploaded within the online system) and official transcripts mailed by January 15th to:
AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program Attn: Dione Rossiter, Education and Human Resources 1200 New York Ave., NW, 6th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Telephone: (202) 326-6441 
Applicants are evaluated by a selection committee composed of experts in the sciences, education, and media. The committee makes recommendations to the AAAS staff, who are responsible for the final decisions and for negotiations between the candidates and the media hosts. Telephone interviews are conducted with semi-finalists sometime in March each year. Candidates will receive final notification of the status of their application by April 15th.
The Fellowship is open to international students who are already studying in the United States and who hold visas that allow them to receive payment for work during the summer. AAAS cannot assist in obtaining/retaining visas. The Fellowship is also open to US citizens studying abroad, as long as they can pay their way back into the US for the Fellowship.