What AAAS Can Do for You: Resources, Funding and Fellowships for Students and Scientists

Dr. Jose A. Fernandez, Jose M. Fernandez,  Brianne Miers, Ric Weibl


About AAAS…
AAAS seeks to "advance science and innovation   throughout the world for the benefit of all people."

Horacio Murillo, 2005-06 AAAS Congressional Fellow

Fun facts on AAAS….
 Founded in 1848  The AAAS journal Science was founded by Thomas Edison    It has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world (total readers = one million!)  AAAS serves 260+ affiliated societies and academies of science – reaching 10 million students and scientists!

Advancing the AAAS mission…
AAAS members support four initiatives… 2. International Activities
 Such as…the Science and Human Rights Program (SHR), which facilitates opportunities to advance human rights and supports   scientists around the world whose human rights are threatened or violated.

3. Project 2061
 Founded in 1985, Project 2061 is a long-term initiative of AAAS to help all Americans become literate in science, mathematics, and technology.

Advancing the AAAS mission…
1. Science and Policy
 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

  2. Education and Human Resources
 Wide variety of resources on training, funding, collaboration, internships/fellowships/jobs for all career stages and fields of science.  Check out: http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/

Helping today’s and tomorrow’s scientists forge a successful career is one way we   advance science and serve society.

Shaping a career in science has never been a   solitary experience.
Charlene Cho and Greg Davis, 2005-06 AAAS Fellows

AAAS career programs provide:
       Fellowships & Internships Awards & Recognition Career Advise   Job Search Resources Funding Resources Meetings & Events Technical Assistance






AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Online database 1. Summer research opportunities 2. Internships   3. Scholarships 4. Grants All over the United States

1. Saved Searches 2. GrantDoctor 3. Funding News 4. Weekly Email Alerts 5. All uploads onto the database within the last month Sign up at http://   www.grantsnet.org/funding_news_alert.cfm

GrantsNet Express
1. All uploads onto the database within the last week 2. AAAS member only Sign up at http://www.grantsnet.org/gnetexpress_register.cfm




The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships  Began in 1973 as a Congressional program with 7 Fellows.    Nearly 2,000 scientists and engineers have completed Fellowships in more than 30 congressional offices and 15 federal agencies.  Foster positive exchange between scientists and policymakers.

Fellow Placements
Fellows spend one to two years lending their analytical and scientific skills to enhance policymaking in… Six Fellowship Areas: • Congressional   • Diplomacy • Energy, Environment, Agriculture, & Natural Resources • Global Stewardship • Health, Education, & Human Services • National Defense & Global Security

2007-08 Class Facts
 162 Fellows: The largest class in AAAS Fellowships history!!!  128 Fellows in the Executive Branch  

 34 Congressional Fellows (2 AAAS Fellows, 32 Fellows from other scientific societies)
Kwabena Yiadom, 2004-05 AAAS Fellow

 AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives.  Fellows represent a spectrum of career stages, from   recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers.  Online application open now! Deadline is December 20 for fellowship year: September 1 – August 31.

For more information, visit: www.aaas.org/careercenter www.grantsnet.org http://fellowships.aaas.org