NYS Science Policy Fellowship


The New York State Science Policy Fellowship transitions PhDs in science, technology, and engineering into high-level public sector roles in New York State’s executive and legislative branches, with the goal of bringing subject matter expertise to New York State leaders and providing those with techno-scientific expertise hands-on experience in policymaking. It supports this goal by providing early career science, technology, and engineering scholars training on how policy is developed and implemented at the state level, and educational programming on the challenges related to the intersection of governance and techno-scientific expertise more broadly.

New York State Science Policy Fellows will work in full-time placements with senior policymakers in the offices of the governor, state agencies and authorities, or the legislature on science and technology related policy for a period of two years.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Hold a doctorate (or be awarded a doctorate by August prior to the application deadline) in a field related to science, engineering, or technology.

How to Apply

Apply through the NYS Science Policy Fellowship page on the Rockefeller Institute of Government website.

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