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Live Chat: Application & Interview Process



The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about public policy while contributing valuable knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. STPF fosters a network of STEM leaders who understand government and policymaking. Fellows gain invaluable knowledge of and experience with processes and priorities that drive public policy as well as a holistic understanding of our nation’s scientific enterprise.

Join us on June 19 at 1 p.m. ET for the second in a six-part live chat series with current and alumni fellows. Learn how fellows have been impacting science policy for 46 years. Get an insider’s look at the application and interview process.

View the full chat schedule here.

The AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens who hold doctoral level degrees in any of the following:

  • Medical and Health sciences.
  • Biological, Physical or Earth sciences.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Computational sciences and Mathematics.
  • Engineering disciplines (applicants with an M.S. in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify).

The deadline to apply is November 1.

Before the chat, read an overview of the STPF program so we have more time to answer specific questions relevant to you.




Jessica Soule, STPF Director of Recruitment, Marketing & Alumni Engagement




Dr. Allison Tolbert, 2018-2019 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Department of State



Dr. Brannon Green, 2017-2019 Executive Branch Fellow, National Institute of Justice

Brannon received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish and Psychology from California State University, Chico (2004), a Master’s of Arts in Psychology also from CSU, Chico (2009), and a PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University (2016). His graduate work focused on speech and music perception, sequence learning, and memory processing, but he chose to leave academia and took a brief hiatus from science while working as a bartender and restaurant manager in Washington, DC.

Brannon joined the office of Science and Technology at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in September 2017 where he has supported the development and administration of science programs that fund novel research on issues affecting police, offenders, and the entire criminal justice community. While at NIJ, Brannon has served as subject matter expert on neuroscience, psychology, technology, and big data, as well as developing data analytics tools for crime analysis and forecasting.

As the second year of the fellowship comes to a close Brannon hopes to transition into the next stage of his career in science programs and data analytics in either the government or private sector.

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