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 one or more of the 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.
Fellowship Eligibility: 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. Master’s degrees may be considered in the fields
of engineering and computer science. The Ph.D. or Master’s degree must be conferred
prior to the start of the fellowship. Strong writing and organizational skills are desired. Candidates
must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship.
The appointment is for a one-year term (with a possibility of renewal for an additional year) at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience.
We will not be accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship. Applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowship will be accepted beginning in August 2016, and due in January 2017.