Fellowship Areas

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships offers fellowships in all three branches of the federal government. The Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship focuses on environmental initiatives and is offered periodically (not annually).

You may apply for up to two fellowship opportunities through AAAS. AAAS sponsors more than 150 placements in the executive branch, two legislative placements and one judicial placement. In addition, roughly 30 additional placements in the legislative branch are available through the Congressional Science & Engineering Fellowships. If you are interested in a legislative branch fellowship, you are encouraged to apply to AAAS plus any partner society.

Fellowship opportunities in the executive branch are the most numerous of the four fellowships. Executive branch fellows contribute to policy, administration and implementation in a vast array of federal agencies. [Over 150 placements]

Engage with contemporary policy issues facing the judiciary while contributing your scientific and technical expertise to judicial administration, operations, education programs, protocol and discovery, or courtroom technology. [One placement available]

The Congressional Science & Engineering Fellowships are sponsored by more than 30 scientific and engineering societies. Fellows on Capitol Hill help research, develop and draft legislation and provide input on policy review and oversight. 

The Revelle fellowship is a unique opportunity to address global stewardship issues by applying a science or engineering background toward solutions to societal problems including ecosystems, population and climate change.