What To Expect

Applications Due January 15, 2024

The application period for the 2024 Science Policy Fellowship is now open. Please click here to apply.

Fellows work with teams of researchers to support a wide variety of S&T policy-related tasks. Over the course of the Fellowship, Fellows will have opportunities to develop professionally through the following types of activities:

  • Participation in analyses that support tasking from Federal Government policymakers
  • Training on specific analytical methods and tools
  • Involvement in workshops and discussions of relevant topics
  • Attendance and presentation at select professional society meetings
  • Interaction with OSTP and other Federal science agency personnel
  • Mentorship from members of the STPI research staff

In addition to submitting a resume, the following materials must be sent to STPI-Fellow@ida.org by the application deadline:

  • Statement of purpose—explain in 1,000 words or less why you want to work in the area of science and technology policy and how your background/experience makes you a good candidate
  • Writing sample—5,000 words or less
  • Transcript(s)—unofficial transcript is acceptable for consideration, but an official transcript is needed before any offer of employment will be made

Two letters of academic recommendation needed—letter must be signed by the individual rendering the reference. Letter can also be sent (PDF is preferred) directly to STPI-Fellow@ida.org by the recommender.