Affinity Groups

Update: Affinity groups have a new home!

Come on over! STPF is adopting AAAS’ Trellis as its official group communication platform. Trellis is a platform that supports communication and collaboration among scientists. All affinity groups (and fellows) will be given access between August and October 2015.

The current embodiment of the groups on FellowsCentral has been retired, and the directory will now link you to Trellis.  Learn more about STPF and Trellis.


Fellow affinity groups are formed and managed by current and alumni fellows. They provide a forum to meet and discuss issues related to areas of targeted interest, including various areas of science, policy, and other topical issues.

A few examples of current affinity groups include: Big Data, Energy and Climate, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Science Diplomacy. Affinity group activities range from presentations and discussions with distinguished guest speakers, to monthly meetings and gatherings over coffee, workshops, full day symposia, and multi-day conferences.