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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:
Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. These professional development opportunities enable fellows to work hands on with policy-makers to develop solutions to complex scientific and technical issues facing California through their interaction with the legislative process. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process. Fellows are placed, for one year, in various offices of the California State Legislature.

With increasingly complex science and technological issues facing society today, the effective interface of science and public policy is becoming ever more important. Building on the successful and highly acclaimed national model of the Science and Technology Policy Fellowships offered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the federal public policy arena, the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships create a similar interface in the California Legislature. The fellows learn the intricacies of the California legislative process and provide legislators and their staffs with clear and unbiased advice, answers to technical questions, and clarification of policy options for issues with science and technology related attributes.

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 info@fellows.ccst.us.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 16 participating institutions.
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California Council on Science and Technology (Lead)
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Marcos
California State University, Stanislaus
Stanford University
University of California System

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computational Sciences
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources
Neuroscience
Policy
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Science Policy

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