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California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career
Faculty & Administrators

Description:
Every year, California decision makers must make critical decisions on a number of complex and dynamic issues facing our state, such as the state's water supply, energy grid, and public health. To help address this, the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program annually recruits and trains a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers to spend one year working in Sacramento, directly serving decision makers within the California State Legislature and Executive Branch.

During their year of public service, these scientific minds get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of policymaking in the state of California. CCST Science Fellows work alongside decision makers to evaluate complex scientific issues and interpret data, while tackling the responsibilities of full-time staffers.

The CCST Science Fellows program is a win-win for California. These talented individuals gain valuable experience and training in public policy and leadership. In turn, state decision makers are given access to science-savvy staff who can inform policy discussions with scientific perspectives and expertise.

Please explore our website to learn more about the California Science and Technology Fellowships and to complete the application and instructions. If, after looking, you are unable to find an answer to your questions please email us at jeffery.song@ccst.us.
Recently updated.accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
Note: Most programs maintain a similar program cycle (including similar application deadlines) year after year. Click here to understand dates and deadlines on PathwaysToScience.org.

Program Dates: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 16 participating institutions.
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Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Economics
International Studies
Law & Government
Policy
Political Science
Sociology
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Science Policy

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