AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships for Social Scientists
Want to contribute your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges? Are you intrigued by the policy making process and seeking a way to develop science policy skills? Then you need to check out "I Had a Monumental Experience. You Can Too: S&T Policy Fellowships Chat Sessions," a series of live text based chat sessions on the AAAS Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellowship program and application process for the 2015-16 fellowship class. Have your questions answered by current and alumni fellows and chat with program staff about the application process and requirements.
Are you a social scientist? Wondering if an S&T Policy Fellowship is right for you? Social scientists have much to contribute and gain from the fellowship experience! Join us June 25 at 2:00 pm EDT for a one-hour live chat session for your chance to ask current and alumni fellows with a social science background about their fellowship experience, and get answers to your questions about the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship program and application process for the 2015-16 fellowship class.
Have your questions answered by alumnus fellow Craig Fisher, 2011-13, Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation; Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer, Science Government Relations Office, American Psychological Association and chat with S&T program staff Robert Harper and Salaeha Shariff.
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Project Director, Outreach, AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Program
Shariff directs recruitment cultivation, national outreach activities, and diversity enhancement for the S&T Policy Fellowships. She plans and manages annual marketing efforts, oversees advertising, and engages Fellows in initiatives to promote careers at the intersection of science and policy.
Program Manager; HEHS, BDA, AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Program
Harper manages partnerships with federal host agencies and offices facilitating day-to-day coordination of fellows in the HEHS program area, he also contributes to planning and conducting orientation sessions, participates in outreach and recruitment efforts.
Alumnus Fellow Craig Fisher
2011-13, Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation; Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer, Science Government Relations Office, American Psychological Association
Craig Fisher is a senior legislative and federal affairs officer at the American Psychological Association (APA). He advocates for psychological research, in part, through his role as a liaison to the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Before joining APA, Fisher spent two years (2011-13) as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, where he engaged key stakeholders about NSF-funded basic research, particularly in social and behavioral science. Previously, Craig worked as a clinical psychologist in independent private practice in Northern Virginia and at George Mason University's Counseling and Psychological Services, where he specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with anxiety disorders.