Kentucky Academy of Science

CCST Policy fellowships for PhD scientists – due Feb 28

by / Wednesday, 15 February 2017 / Published in KAS News
CCST is seeking PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in Sacramento.




Applications are due in two weeks for the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at


Hosted by the California Council on Science and Technology, 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. Successful applicants have ranged from new graduates, postdoctoral scholars, tenured faculty, and industry staff.


As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. Working as legislative staff in the State Senate or State Assembly, 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.
Our Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a scientist’s professional path. In fact, about 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.

So take your science career to California, and be part of the public policy process for the 6th largest economy in the world. Read reflections from current and former CCST Science Fellows (, and see how our program has changed their lives and careers. Then tell a friend, or apply for the program yourself — and help make California’s policies stronger with science.

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