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Current Fellows

The 2020-21 fellowship cohort is the 48th class of fellows! The class is comprised of 284 fellows sponsored by AAAS and partner societies. Of these, 30 serve in Congress, one at the Federal Judicial Center, and 253 in the executive branch among 17 agencies or departments.

Featured Fellow

Rashada Alexander

STPF has a new Director! Rashada says she “operated best when I was engaged [both] in the laboratory and outside of it.” She became involved in student organizations and later became a 2009-11 fellow at NIH. Speaking of STPF, she said the “program builds a cadre of people who can step into a complex problem and figure out processes that can help solve it, and work together to figure out what is sustainable and how to get stakeholders on board.” 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.

PODCAST | Bringing Home Americans Stranded Abroad due to COVID-19

By Chris Parsons
Dr. Ambika Bumb is a Science & Technology Policy Fellow working in the Crisis Management and Strategy Office at the U.S. Department of State. Within this office, she was part of several tasks forces
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Rashada Alexander Named Director of AAAS’ Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships have named Rashada Alexander the new program director. Alexander – a nonprofit leader with extensive science policy experience – joins AAAS from the

July - Aug '21 Fellowship Focus

The new STPF Director; DC’s first equity chief
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STPF Alum Amber Hewitt is DC’s First-ever Equity Chief

STPF Alum Amber Hewitt is DC’s First-ever Equity Chief Margaret May Wed, 07/21/2021 - 12:11 Published Date Wed, 07/21/2021 - 12:09 As a new city official, Amber Hewitt may now be better able to enjoy
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How to Make Your 2021 STPF Application Shine

How to Make Your 2021 STPF Application Shine Margaret May Wed, 07/14/2021 - 10:52 Published Date Wed, 07/14/2021 - 10:50 There are more than 250 AAAS S&T Policy Fellows across the federal government

PODCAST | A New Way to Fund Science with Meaningful Impacts: Ibrahim Mohedas

By Chris Parsons
Ibrahim Mohedas earned his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. His doctoral research, supported through a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, focused on

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