|December 1, 2015||Application period begins|
|February 29, 2016||Application period closes at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time|
|Mid April, 2016||Notification sent to applicants for interviews|
|Late May/early June, 2016||Finalists' Interviews held|
|June, 2016||Fellows Selected|
|November 1, 2016||Fellows' training begins in Sacramento|
|December 2016||Fellows assigned to host offices|
|October 31, 2017||Fellowship ends|
The CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship provides a unique professional development opportunity to scientists and engineers. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making. Read more stories and profiles of past Fellows at the CCST Fellows blog, or follow updates from the Fellowship program on Facebook or Twitter.
"I pitched a bill idea to my Assemblymember and she liked it. I wrote the bill, brought together a diverse group of supporters, and worked to get the bill through the legislative process and signed by the governor."
- Sarah Brady
"I killed a bad bill using scientific evidence."
- Amber Hartman Scholz
"I analyzed a controversial piece of legislation and worked with my chairperson to create a solution that aimed to find the middle ground."
- Mandy Arens
"A bill that I developed to provide free public access to research that was funded by California taxpayers passed in the legislature and was signed by the governor."
- Annabelle Kleist
"I analyzed bills on current issues impacting all Californians – hazardous rail shipments, fracking, and pharmaceutical take-back programs."
- Karen Morrison
"It was refreshing to successfully apply my analytical, research, and communication skills in an entirely new setting. My criminal justice research made a difference and helped keep a state department accountable."
- Malaika Singleton
"I played a lead role in conceiving, writing, staffing, and ultimately securing the governor's signature on a healthcare bill."
- Ben Rubin
"I successfully navigated legislation from inception to the governor's desk."
- Andrew Kosydar