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Current Fellows

The 2023-24 fellowship class is comprised of 276 fellows sponsored by AAAS, the Moore Foundation and partner societies. Of these, 38 serve in Congress, one at the Federal Judicial Center, and 237 in the executive branch among 19 agencies or departments. Among those in Congress, six are part of AAAS’ new AI Rapid Response Cohort.

Featured Fellow

Kiri Wagstaff

Part of the first STPF Cohort in AI, Kiri Wagstaff joins Sen. Mark Kelly's office. Previously, Kiri (2023-24 AIC Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow) was at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and developed machine learning course at OSU. Read more

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are formed and managed by current and alumni fellows.  They provide fellows with a forum to meet and discuss issues related to areas of specific interest. Click here to see the full list of affinity groups and to learn how you can get involved.

Blog and News Posts

Latest Posts

Read about fellows' accomplishments at the intersection of policy and science, and get a heads up on STPF events and news.

Why is there an S&T Policy Fellow in the Judicial Branch?

By Rebekah Petroff
This entry is part of a series on the role of science in the federal judiciary. This year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF)

Who do we want “scientists” to be?

By Alec Drobac
At the recently held 2024 AAAS Annual Meeting, Science Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp kicked off the closing plenary panel discussion with a simple yet profound question: Who is a scientist? This
Collage of the three STPF alumni featured in the story. Top: Ramon Barthelemey; Bottom left: Matthew Druckenmiller; Bottom right: Gillian Bowser.

In the Rocky Mountain West: STPF Alum Combine Academia and Scipol

It's not uncommon for STPF alumni return to academia following their time as a fellow. A return to academia does not mean an end to influencing science policy. Read on to learn how three alumni have forged careers that combine academia and science policy.
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2024 AAAS Annual Meeting...and You!

The Annual Meeting this year was packed full of deep conversations and educational scientific sessions – and a bit of snow! From speed networking to the annual scipol mixer, read about what we were up to.

Mar-April 2024 | Fellowship Focus

STPF Alumni Combine Academia and Scipol

The AAAS STPF Science Diplomacy Affinity Group is preparing the next generation of science diplomacy leaders

By Sudeep Kanungo, Jamison Watson, Lindsay Smith and Brian Leung
The modern, globalized world necessitates that nations engage and cooperate more than ever before. The world’s most pressing challenges such as climate change, pandemics, food security, and terrorism

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