AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships Advisory Committee Vision and Mission

The Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program pursues a vision of public policy informed by science and technology for the benefit of society.

To connect science with policy and foster a network of science and engineering leaders who understand government and policymaking, and are prepared to develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges.

The S&T Policy Fellowships provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds, and career stages to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers. The Fellowship experience builds the capacity of scientists and engineers to effectively inform individuals and organizations that influence and determine public policies, regulations and funding decisions. The ongoing program results in a growing corps of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and citizens around the world.