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STPF Live Chat Archives

Each year, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) hosts live chats with current and alumni fellows in various disciplines and career stages to share their insights and answer questions submitted by prospective applicants. Below are archived chats from prior years.


May 2021

Reflecting on (Nearly) 50 Years of Impact


May 2020

A Transformative Experience: How Can STPF Enhance Your Career?

June 2020

Insider Tips on the Application & Interview Process

July 2020

Faculty Make for Excellent Science Policy Fellows

July 2020

STPF Application: Let’s Talk About the Program Areas

August 2020

The Perks of Being a Fellow: Networking, Influence and Impact

September 2020

A Day in the Life: What’s It Like to Be a Fellow?

October 2020

Ask a Fellow Anything


May 2019

Why You? Why STPF? Why Now?

June 2019

The Application & Interview Process

July 2019

Career & Professional Opportunities for Fellows

August 2019

What’s It Like to be a Fellow?

September 2019

The Application & Interview

October 2019

Ask a Fellow Anything!


June 27, 2018

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

July 18, 2018

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

August 1, 2018

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

Sept. 12, 2018

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

October 17, 2018

Ask a Fellow Anything!


May 25, 2017

General Questions about STPF (chat archive)

June 22, 2017

Engineers/Computer Scientists/Mathematicians in STPF (on-demand)

July 27, 2017

Social Sciences in STPF (on-demand)

August 31, 2017

STPF Opportunities for Midcareer Fellows (on-demand)

Sept. 28, 2017

All About the Application & Interview (on-demand)

Oct. 12, 2017

General Questions about STPF (on-demand)


May 24, 2016

Chat Series with S&T Policy Fellows

June 29, 2016

Chat Series: STPF Opportunities for Health & Medical Professionals

July 28, 2016

Chat Series: STPF Opportunities for Engineers, Computational Scientists & Mathematicians

August 25, 2016

Enhance Your Career via S&T Policy Fellowships: Revelle Fellowship

August 31, 2016

Enhance Your Career via S&T Policy Fellowships: Judicial Fellowship

Sept. 21, 2016

Chat Series: S&T Policy Fellowships Opportunities for Social Scientists

Oct. 11, 2016

Chat Series with S&T Policy Fellows