Are you interested in science policy? Would you like to learn how to advocate for science on Capitol Hill and in your home state?
Apply to be a 2021 ASPET Washington Fellow!
What is the Washington Fellows program?
The mission of the ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to enable developing and early career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and become more engaged in public policy issues. Fellows will develop an understanding of how public policy
decisions made in Washington, D.C. help shape and impact science policy, such as funding for the National Institutes of Health and other science agencies. This program will help fellows develop the skills and insights to become future leaders in science.
Recent fellows have gone on to careers in science policy or taken leadership positions within ASPET.
The 2021 Washington Fellows program is accepting applications from Tuesday, October 13 until Friday, November 20. Due to restrictions on travel and access to the U.S. Capitol building and its legislative offices, the 2021 program will be conducted virtually.
Beginning in January, selected fellows will:
- Receive instruction from ASPET staff on ASPET’s current policy issues
- Participate in a virtual mini-conference with former fellows, congressional staff, and D.C.-based policy experts
- Attend virtual meetings with their senators' and representative's staff
- Publish op-eds in local and regional news outlets on their experience
Who is Eligible?
The ASPET Washington Fellows Program is open to any graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or researcher no more than four years past the completion of his/her postdoctoral training. Applicants must be members of ASPET in good standing, must reside in
the U.S., and must be working or studying at a U.S. institution to be eligible. Non-US citizens may apply as long as they meet these conditions. For more information, please visit our website.
To read profiles of recent participants, scroll down to ASPET Fellows Alumni on the Fellows page.