At present, the Academy sponsors two fellowship programs: the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy and the Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship. In addition, the Academy occasionally offers Fellowships within particular program areas. When fellowship opportunities are available, they are listed on our Jobs & Fellowships page.
Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy
The Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. To be eligible for the Hellman Fellowship applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of science or engineering and some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to science and technology policy. The Ph.D. must be conferred prior to the start of the fellowship.
Learn more about Amanda Vernon, the Hellman Fellow currently at the Academy. Information about past Hellman Fellows in Science and Technology Policy and the projects they worked on at the Academy is available in the archives.
Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship
In an effort to promote public outreach and innovative ideas put forward by members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship provides an opportunity to develop expertise on a broad range of policy issues for an early-career academic professional who is interested in pursuing a career in public policy and administration. The Fellow will work directly with the President of the American Academy to expand and promote public outreach, innovation, and new policy projects. Brendan Roach is the most recent Mandel Presidential Fellow. Information about prior Mandel Presidential Fellows is available in the Academy's archives.
The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program provided residential fellowships to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Information about Visiting Scholars in prior years and their projects is online in the Academy archives.