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Live Chat: What's It Like to Be a Fellow?


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 August 14 at 3:00 pm ET for What It’s Like to be a Fellow? the fourth of a six-part live chat series with current and alumni fellows. Ask questions to find out what happens in the day of a fellow.

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.




Cynthia Bernardez, Program Manager, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships



Emerald Nguyen, 2016-2017 Congressional Fellow & 2017-2019 Executive Branch Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Division of Behavioral and Social Research


Science & Technology Policy Fellowships