APA Science Policy Fellowship Program

The purpose of this fellowship is to provide psychologists an invaluable learning experience in research administration and policy, to contribute to more effective use of psychological knowledge within federal research funding agencies, and to broaden the awareness about the value of the psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.

Deadline: January 8, 2010

Sponsor: Government Relations


The Fellow will spend one year working as a special assistant in an executive branch research funding/coordinating office. Specific placement will be determined based on the Fellow’s expertise and interests in coordination with APA staff. Past Fellows have worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Science Foundation.

The Fellow attends an orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations and a year-long seminar series on issues involving science and public policy. These aspects of the program are administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the APA Fellows and for those sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies.

How to Apply