​Science Policy Careers


About Science Policy Careers

Debra Cooper: Careers in Science Policy
An iBiology video in which Debra Cooper, Ph.D., describes her transition from laboratory research to science policy and gives an overview of the multifaceted roles for scientists in this field.

The Skills You Need for a Career in Science Policy
Chris Pickett, Ph.D.—Director at Rescuing Biomedical Research and former Washington University postdoc—explains the necessary skills for a science policy career; published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Paths to Science Policy
James Austin, Ph.D., explains the many routes to science policy careers, published by Science. 

Science Advocate for a Day
Ashley Lakoduk, Ph.D. candidate at UT Southwestern Medical Center, describes her experience participating in a Capitol Hill day; published by The American Society for Cell Biology.

Resources for Science Policy Careers
Washington University Promoting Science Policy, Education, and Research (ProSPER)
ProSPER seeks to increase awareness of non-traditional career opportunities in public and science policy.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Felloswhips
Providing opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills in the federal policy realm.

ASBMB Advocacy Training Program
The ASBMB Advocacy Training program is a six-month externship that provides hands-on science policy and advocacy training and experience. ATP delegates spend the first two months learning about science policy and advocacy and about how federal laws and budgets are passed. With support from ASBMB public affairs staff, delegates then develop advocacy activities focused on policies affecting their local communities.​ 

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

FASEB Advocacy Toolkit
A set of practical tools and actions you can take to communicate with elected officials and the public.​

Missouri Science & Technology (MOST) Policy Initiative
Scientifically-trained fellows will inform legislators and the general public about science and technology associated with proposed policy, in order to promote long-term health, sustainability, and economic growth for Missouri communities.

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies CReST Fellowship
Individuals who want to join an elite team to achieve advanced levels of understanding and performance in the analysis of science and technology and associated issues can apply for a year-long fellowship with the Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST) at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. 

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