Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Funding Agency:
American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and the world.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Hold a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., 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 (applicants with a MS in engineering and three years of professional engineering experience also qualify).
  • 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.
  • Federal employees are not eligible.**

Note: All requirements for the degree must be completed by the application deadline. During the application process, you will pay a nominal fee directly to an independent company that verifies applicant data and eligibility. 

Amount Description

$89,000 to $116,000 per year, along with other support including reimbursement for health care insurance.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 1, 2023