Strong Points: Great tool for searching for specific fellowship opportunities based on expertise and interest
Weak Points: Nothing major
If the last year has shown us anything, it’s that science is integral to the functioning of our society. Between the coronavirus pandemic, the looming threat of climate change, and even a new rover on Mars, it’s clear that the continued advancement of science and sound scientific policies is essential to our daily lives. For scientists who are interested in making these policies a reality, the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships are a great place to start. The fellowships place scientists in Washington, D.C. for a year to work on policies that address the most pressing issues of our time. On the website, users can find more information about what these fellowships entail, how to apply, and even hear stories and read interviews about current and previous fellows. The website also allows users to search for specific opportunities based on their area of expertise. For those looking to make a leap from the bench to the Capitol, the AAAS Science and Technology webpage is a great place to start.