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The 2016-2017 application period runs from December 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016.

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2016-2017 Fellowship Timeline

   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

A one-of-a-kind experience

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

Updated 11/23/15