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2018 Chat Series: Why science policy? Why you? Why now?


This fellowship is an unparalleled experience that literally gets your foot in the door -- which can often take years! ~STPF alumna fellow

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows are on the front line of vital issues impacting society. Scientists and engineers are highly sought by the federal government. Alumni fellows leverage their experience to pursue meaningful careers in all sectors.

The Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) are the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their STEM mindset to American government. The application season for the 2019-20 fellowship year opens on August 1. STPF is hosting a series of live chats with current and alumni fellows in various disciplines and career stages as an opportunity to connect directly with fellows, hear about their experiences and ask questions. Join us! 

June 27, 3 p.m. ET 

Why STPF? Why you? Why now? (Click to view video)

July 18, 3 p.m. ET 

What’s it like to be an STPF fellow?  (Click to view video)

August 1, 3 p.m. ET 

The career impact of an STPF fellowship (Click to view video)

September 12, 3 p.m. ET

The STPF application & interview process (Click to view video)

October 17, 3 p.m. ET                 

Ask a Fellow Anything!

The AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships (STPF) 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).


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