As part of the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, 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. While in residence, Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.
Hellman Fellows contribute to new and ongoing projects under the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology. The studies explore how science and technology are evolving, how to help the public understand those changes, and how society can better adapt to those changes. The Initiative convenes leading scientists and public policy experts from both academia and industry to advance critical thinking about the evolving landscape for scientific research.
The Hellman Fellowship program has three objectives:
- To support and guide an early-career professional who wants to develop expertise on issues of science, engineering and technology policy;
- To increase the number of science-policy professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of science and engineering research questions, with a broad understanding of their social implications; and
- To expand the scale of Academy projects and studies focused on challenges facing scientific research and science education.
- Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of science or engineering and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to science and technology policy. The Ph.D. must be conferred prior to September 2017.
- Strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills are desired.
- Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship.
Terms: The appointment is for a one-year term to begin on or about September 1, 2017, at the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The fellowship will be renewed for a second year upon a positive performance review. Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application: The deadline for application is Friday, January 6, 2017. To apply, send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter (2 page limit) describing your qualifications and interest in science policy. Finalists may be asked to submit letters of reference.
About the Academy: Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,900 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals:
- Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives;
- Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern;
- Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through policy fellowship programs; and
- Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.
Applications should be submitted online.