AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking, bring valuable expertise to policy, and enhance STEM in the federal government.

Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a strong corps of more than 3,400 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Fellow contributions may include policy research, drafting briefings and reports, and implementing policies to enhance reproducibility of research through rigor and transparency.

Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, career stages and disciplines. STPF is seeking candidates with strong STEM credentials, an interest in career transformation and a desire to enhance federal policy.

The next application cycle opens June 1.


  • Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, or engineering discipline.
  • Master’s in engineering with three years of professional engineering experience.
  • U.S. citizenship.


  • $80,000–105,000.
  • Health insurance.
  • Training, relocation allowances and travel.

ONLINE APPLICATION PERIOD: June 1 - November 1, 2021

FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023

Questions? Email or call 202-326-6700