Alumni of S&T Policy Fellowships

Seven fellows on Capitol Hill ushered in the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program back in 1973. Today, AAAS places more than 250 fellows each year across all branches of federal government.

More than 3,600 strong, alumni conduct and communicate their science to support public policy in national and international arenas. They are leaders in government, academia, industry and the nonprofit sector. At the end of each fellowship year, about half of each year’s fellowship class remains in the policy arena; a quarter return to their previous field, and the other quarter strike out into new territory.


  • FellowsCentral: This website houses information for the fellowship year and beyond including a searchable directory of current and alumni fellows. (Fellows: Be sure to maintain an up-to-date profile with contact information and career moves.)
  • Trellis: Within the STPF family of groups on Trellis, there are regional groups of fellows (Seattle, Boston, etc.) as well as many past fellowship classes.
  • Fellowship Focus: The STPF newsletter features stories about current and alumni fellows and STPF news and events. (Are you a fellow? Submit a story.) 
  • Sci on the Fly: Written and edited by current and alumni fellows, this blog and podcast features posts by fellows on a vast array of science policy issues.
  • Affinity Groups: Managed by current and alumni fellows, affinity groups network, share resources, discuss and host events on specific issues and topics in science policy.
  • Alumni events: STPF hosts gatherings across the country for education, networking, and fostering collaborative opportunities.
  • Listservs: Our alumni-only listservs are hopping with activity and information sharing. (Alumni: Login to manage your subscriptions.)


Alumni fellows are the number one way that prospective applicants hear about the STPF program! Alumni get involved in many ways. They help recruit new fellows, serve as an Alumni Ambassadors, host alumni events in their local area, lead professional development workshops for current fellows, and serve as fellowship application readers and on a fellowship selection committees.

Fellows: Click here for information on volunteering! 


AAAS provides STPF alumni exciting opportunities to grow their policy experience beyond the beltway. Click here for information about the Overseas and Global Health & Development Fellowships for alumni.

Read about 40 alumni whose stories present a snapshot of who we are as a program. 



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