2021 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship application now open

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:10 AM

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Class of the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Completed applications are due by March 1, 2020.

The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, and in social science fields such as economics. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found here.

As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. Working as legislative staff in the State Assembly or State Senate, they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California -- a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.

This fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a researcher's professional path. In fact, more than 50 percent of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Other alumni return to academia, nonprofits, or industry with a deeper understanding of how science informs policymaking, enhancing their career as researchers, professors, consultants, and leaders.

For more information, read reflections from current fellows at the CCST Fellows blog or learn more about the current fellows here.