De'Von Jennings, Traffic System Engineering PhD Candidate, Is Selected As a AAAS Fellow
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) was started in 1973 to provide opportunities to outstanding Doctoral scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policy making while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington, DC. STPF awards more than 130 first year fellowships annually. In addition, approximately 35 congressional and 10 executive branch fellowships are selected and awarded by our science and engineering partner societies adding to a growing corps of over 3,400 strong policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits and industry to serve the nation and the world. The benefits of being a fellow are numerous and include a stipend, a yearlong series of professional development workshops, access to the STPF fellows’ network, professional opportunities for leadership and science communication, and more.
The fellowship is a 12-month learning experience beginning on September 1 and ending on August 31. All AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship are based in the Washington, D.C. area in the first year of an assignment. At the mutual agreement of the host office, the fellow, and STPF, executive branch assignments may move to a different operating base in the second (renewal) year. Most executive branch fellowships are funded by the agencies and offices where fellows are placed. Congressional fellowships are funded by science and engineering partner societies that recruit and select those fellows.