STPF Virtual Outreach Toolkit

Did you know? Most applicants first hear about the STPF fellowship from a fellow like you. With all the messages we receive nowadays, there’s nothing like a personal note from someone who was thinking of you. Pick and choose whichever platforms and messages speak to you and your network and adjust the text as you see fit. You are a champion for future fellows!

Have ideas or feedback for this toolkit? Share them with us at fellowships@aaas.org (mailto:fellowships@aaas.org).


Email

** When pasting the text below into your email, if you lose the URL that is hyperlinked to the text “www.aaas.org/STPF,” here it is -- use this long link:   

https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=outreach&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext (https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=outreach&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext)

Dear [name],

The Science & Technology Policy Fellowship made a big impact on my career and life. [Add highlights about your experience here.]

The fellowship can have a similar and incredible impact on your life. This is your chance to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using your knowledge and skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. 

The deadline is November 1. Learn more and apply to become an STPF fellow today at www.aaas.org/STPF (https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=outreach&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext).

Have questions? I’m here to answer them!

Sincerely,

[Your name]


Newsletters & Websites

Do you subscribe to a newsletter for your alma mater or scientific society? Are you connected with an organization that posts announcements on their website? Ask the publisher to consider running a short piece on the STPF program. Here is suggested text. 

* If you lose the link when you copy/paste from below, here it is: https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=outreach&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext (https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=outreach&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext)

Title:  Grow Your Career with a Policy Fellowship

Body: The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program is seeking applicants for its next class of fellows. Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a highly accomplished corps of nearly 4,000 alumni fellows who are leaders in government, academia, industry and the nonprofit sector. The STPF program seeks candidates with strong STEM credentials, an interest in career enhancement, and a desire to learn about federal policymaking. These transformative fellowships take you to Washington DC for one year to serve in an office in any of the three branches of federal government. The application deadline is November 1. Learn more today at www.aaas.org/STPF (https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=outreach&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext).


Twitter

Tweet all about it! Check out the STPF Twitter page (https://twitter.com/AAAS_STPF) – we often retweet fellows. Tweet about what you’re learning as a fellow, the people you meet and the places you go. If you're an alum, tweet about how what you’re doing today was impacted by your fellowship. 

  • Be sure to tag us by adding “@AAAS_STPF” to your tweet. That way we'll see your tweet and can retweet you.
  • Include a photo.
  • Include hashtags so people who search a term can find your tweet. Examples: #scipol, #scipoljobs, #scicomm. You can also add a hashtag denoting your discipline: #socialscience, #geography, #psychology, #datascience, #anthropology, #economics, #math, #biology, #pharma, #engineering, #chemistry…

 

Sample tweet:

As a [current/alum] AAAS S&T Policy Fellow, I [what you did/do as a fellow]. Join me and over nearly 4,000 @AAAS_STPF fellows who transformed their careers! Apply today. https://bit.ly/3t2xEtC (https://bit.ly/3t2xEtC)

#scipoljobs #phdchat #withaphd

[Attach a photo]

Photo of a woman in Washington

 


LinkedIn 

Post a message to your feed by clicking “Start a post” at the top of the LinkedIn homepage. Encourage people to consider applying and include a few sentences on why it was a valuable experience for you. Below is sample text to help you get started. Include a photo from your fellowship days.

  • Tag us on your post by typing “@AAAS Science & Tec…;” then you will see a drop-down menu. Be sure to select the one that says “Showcase page” underneath the name – it’s at the bottom.
  • Include a photo from your fellowship days.

 

Sample post:

Become an STPF fellow! I did. It was one of the best career moves I've ever made.

[Share an example or two on what you learned and/or how it impacted your career.]

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is seeking applicants for the next class of fellows. As an STPF fellow, you will bring your expertise to federal policymaking and join an influential network of nearly 4,000+ alumni fellows (like me)! The deadline is November 1.  

https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=org-social&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext (https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=org-social&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext) [Include this link]


Facebook

Post a message to your feed. Encourage people to consider applying and include a few sentences on why it was a valuable experience for you. Below is sample text to help you get started.

  • Tag STPF in your post by typing “@AAAS Science & Te…” and you will see a drop-down menu; make sure to select the correct account (and not one for an STPF class, for instance).
  • Include a photo or two from your fellowship days.

 

Sample post:

Become an STPF fellow! I did. It was one of the best career moves I've ever made.

[Share an example or two on what you learned and/or how it impacted your career.]

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is seeking applicants for the next class of fellows. As an STPF fellow, you will bring your expertise to federal policymaking and join an influential network of 3,000+ alumni fellows (like me)! The deadline is November 1.  

https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=org-social&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext (https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=org-social&utm_campaign=stpf-2022-outreachtoolkit&utm_content=plaintext)  [Add this link at the end of the post]


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