Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Nov 1, 2020 7:59pm PST

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: United States

Must travel to: District of Columbia

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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About this funder:



The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities for professional development and public service. AAAS, as part of its mandate to advance science and serve society, operates the S&T Policy Fellowship Program. The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by involving scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages, and to build leadership for a strong S&T enterprise that benefits all people. Fellows use their knowledge and analytical skills while learning first-hand about policymaking and implementation at the federal level. All STPF fellows are based in Washington, DC in the first year of the fellowship. Upon the mutual agreement of the host office, the fellow, and AAAS, fellows may be based outside Washington, DC, during a renewal year. Alumni fellowships are in various locations around the globe.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must:
    • Hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, EdD, etc.), in any of the following:
      • Medical and Health sciences
      • Biological, Physical or Earth sciences
      • Social and Behavioral sciences
      • Computational sciences and Mathematics
      • Engineering disciplines 
    • Hold U.S. citizenship
      • (dual citizenship from the United States and another country is acceptable)
    • Be eligible to receive federal government funds through the System of Award Management (SAM).
  • Male applicants must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System unless they became naturalized U.S. citizens after age 26 or have received a waiver.
  • Applicants may apply for up to two fellowship program areas.
  •  All requirements for the degree must be completed by the application deadline.


  • Federal employees are not eligible for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships.
    •  Members of the active duty military are federal employees and are therefore not eligible. 
  • JD does not qualify as a doctoral level degree.