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45+ Years of Impact

About STPF

1973 - Today

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the federal government and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages. Each year, STPF adds to a growing corps nearly 4,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and citizens around the world.

Interested in becoming an STPF fellow? Visit our website for prospective applicants today!


To connect science with policy and foster a network of science and engineering leaders who understand government and policymaking, and are prepared to develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges.


The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) began in 1973 with seven fellows serving in congressional offices providing scientific expertise to policymakers facing increasingly technical legislative issues. Today, AAAS partners with federal agencies, congressional offices and committees, and approximately 30 professional scientific societies to provide public policy education and outreach experiences for scientists and engineers.

50 Years of STPF: An interactive timeline
50 Years of STPF: An interactive timeline

Click to scroll around a special timeline that highlights the program's evolution and impact. Learn about just a few of the countless contributions and accomplishments that fellows have made over half a century within the larger context of science and governance history! 


Alumni Directory

The alumni directory is an easy way to stay connected with fellow alumni, exchange career advice, and reconnect with old friends.