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The PMF Program office is happy to work with other Fellowship programs across the government that seek to bring in top talent to help meet the needs of public service. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is seeking applicants for the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program.

AAAS Fellows bring valuable expertise to government and join an influential network of 3,000+ STPF alumni fellows.  AAAS Fellows learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. The program offers unique and exciting yearlong placements in all three branches of federal government in Washington, DC.


Applicants must:

  • Hold a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., DVM, EdD, etc.*), in any of the following:
    • Medical and Health sciences.
    • Biological, Physical or Earth sciences.
    • Social and Behavioral sciences.
    • Computational sciences and Mathematics.
    • Engineering disciplines (applicants with a MS in engineering and three years of professional engineering experience also qualify).
  • Hold U.S. citizenship (dual citizenship from the United States and another country is acceptable).
  • Be eligible to receive federal government funds through the System of Award Management (SAM).
  • Male applicants must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System unless they became naturalized U.S. citizens after age 26 or have received a waiver.
  • Federal employees are not eligible.**
  • Full-time employees of AAAS are not eligible.

Note: All requirements for the degree must be completed by the application deadline. During the application process, you will pay a nominal fee directly to an independent company that verifies applicant data and eligibility.

*A J.D. does not qualify as a doctoral level degree.

**Holding a Title 42 position or a Presidential Management Fellowship is considered federal employment and therefore renders an applicant ineligible for this fellowship. Individuals working in postdoctoral positions at government labs or agencies, for private contractors, and in state or local government posts are not federal employees and therefore are eligible for this fellowship.


Interested? Apply today to become part of the 2019-20 fellowship class! The deadline is November 1, 2018.

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