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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

Julia MacKenzie

Reporting to AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh, Julia (2011-13 fellow at the Department of State) was appointed Chief Program Officer in November. She provides leadership to a diverse array of programs including STPF! 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.

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry is among the eight institutions joining the newest cohort of AAAS' Science for Seminaries

New Cohort of Seminaries to Incorporate Science into Coursework

Eight seminaries across the country will incorporate science into their coursework and campus life as participants in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science for Seminaries
Tony Bartelme tests floodwaters for fecal contamination for his "Rising Waters" series in May

Competition or Collaboration: Tony Bartelme on News Deserts

As local news deserts expand, deep reporting about science and other complex topics also has dried up. Tony Bartelme, a 2018 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award winner, offers one way to fix that. In

5 Things to Do Before Starting your AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship

By Vincent Tedjasaputra, Miranda Paley and Michael Bellecourt
By now, the incoming AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) cohort (aka the class of 2021-22) have survived virtual screening interviews, dozens of interviews with potential host offices

PODCAST | Unhealthy Waters, featuring Dr. Maryann Cairns

By Chris Parsons
In this episode our guest is STPF alum fellow Maryann Cairns, who talks about her career path and her studies on pathogens in water. Dr. Cairns is an environmental anthropologist who uses creative
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STPF Fellows Combat the Pandemic

STPF Fellows Combat the Pandemic Margaret May Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:59 Published Date Thu, 05/20/2021 - 14:58 Flagging the appearance of a cluster of strange illnesses in China in late 2019. Mobilizing
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Fellows at Opposite Poles, Women in Science: Blogs and Podcasts on Sci on Fly

Fellows at Opposite Poles, Women in Science: Blogs and Podcasts on Sci on Fly Margaret May Fri, 05/14/2021 - 13:00 Published Date Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:59 Communicating science and technology with

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