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Live Chat: Ask a Fellow Anything



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 October 8 at 2:00 pm ET for the last of a six-part live chat series with current and alumni fellows. You can Ask a Fellow Anything about the fellowship – from how to nail your statement of interest to what it’s like working in the federal government. All questions are welcome!

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 application deadline 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





Allyson Kennedy, 2017-2019 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Network Systems

After 7 years of academic research, teaching, and community outreach, Dr. Kennedy took my passion for STEM education to Washington D.C. to serve as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow at the National Science Foundation. In this role, she builds relationships with stakeholders across Federal, K-12 education, non-profit, and academic sectors to make computer science education inclusive for all students.

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