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The program is made possible thanks in large part to the generous sponsors who help fund the fellowships each year. Their support is an invaluable asset for the program. However, the fellows are not the only ones who benefit from this relationship. The sponsoring organizations gain from having critical mass media communications skills resident among people from their disciplinary areas. Many current and former sponsors have cultivated long-term relationships with their fellows.

The affiliates, foundations, other private organizations and Universities that support our Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows are:

In 2018 we began accepting sponsorship at a programmatic level.  These sponsors support the program as a whole and not individual fellows. We thank the following programmatic sponsor for their continued support:

If you are interested in sponsoring a fellow or would like more information about sponsorship, please email.

Host Sites

Each year different media sites agree to host a AAAS Mass Media Fellow. Some of the sites have been with the program for many years and say they enjoy the experience as much as the fellows. The on-site mentor and the staff the fellows work with each day are an integral part of the program as they guide the fellow through the ins and outs of journalism and communicating with the public. Once a fellow is selected for the program they are assigned to a media site. The 2021 host sites are:

  • Complexly
  • Discover
  • El Nuevo Día
  • InsideClimate News
  • KUNC
  • NPR
  • Science Friday
  • Science News
  • Scientific American
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • STAT
  • StateImpact Pennsylvania
  • The Austin American-Statesman
  • The Conversation
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • The Idaho Statesman
  • The Indianapolis Star
  • The Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • The Miami Herald
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • The Raleigh News & Observer
  • The San Luis Obispo Tribune
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Voice of America
  • WUNC