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Current Fellows

The 2019-20 fellowship cohort is the 47th class of fellows! The class is comprised of 273 fellows sponsored by AAAS and partner societies. Of these, 33 will serve in Congress, and 240 in the executive branch among 19 agencies or departments.

Featured Fellow

Anila Jacob

Anila continued her internal medicine practice on the side, as a shift hospitalist, during her time as a fellow at USAID from 2010-12—and she has never stopped practicing. At USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), she built on interests she developed while pursuing degrees in medicine and public health.

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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.

The Promise and Peril of AI in Women's Health

By Lucy Erickson
This post was originally posted at the Society for Women's Health Research. Depending on who you ask, artificial intelligence (AI) is either a miracle worker that will solve the world’s problems or

Cultivating the Policymaker Within

By Sanae Ferreira, Elizabeth Necka and Andrea Stathopoulos
We’ve all been there: with some time between when you start to think about applying to the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) and when you actually apply, and you may have wondered,

The Five P's: Make the Most of Professional Conferences

By Samantha Tyner
The AAAS Annual Meeting is quickly approaching! This year’s meeting is in Seattle, WA, from February 13-16, 2020. Whether you’re a first-time attendee or have been attending conferences for decades

Jan-Feb '20 | Fellowship Focus

Physicians in policy; New AAAS CEO; #SciPol at the AAAS Annual Meeting
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Alumna Fellow Named AISES 2019 Professional of the Year

At the National Science Foundation, 2017-19 STPF fellow Wendy Smythe helped ensure informed decision-making with respect to funding proposals focused on Native American/Alaska Native communities. She
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In Government, Physician Fellows Find New Ways to Address Health Challenges

In Government, Physician Fellows Find New Ways to Address Health Challenges ksong Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:02 For many doctors, the motivation to go into medicine is driven by the deep desire to heal, to

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