CCST Awards Grants to Nine States to Explore Potential for Science Policy Fellowships

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CCST has launched a new webpage for our state policy efforts beyond California ( The reveal coincides with today’s announcement of the nine states receiving our State Fellowships Planning Grant — an opportunity made possible by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ( and the Simons Foundation (

Administered by CCST, the new grant is inteneded to encourage other states to replicate or adapt our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship ( The planning grant will support each team in their feasibility study and other strategic steps towards creating an immersive science and technology policy fellowship program for their state.

CCST will be hosting all nine teams during the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting this weekend in Boston for a grant launch workshop, co-hosted with the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program. The CCST Science Fellows program itself was modeled after the AAAS program, which places scientists in congressional offices and federal agencies. And of the nine successful proposals, three were led by former CCST or AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows — including 2014 CCST Science Fellow Nathan Phillps. 

For the CCST press release, with complete list of states and awarded teams and contact information and quotes for each team, go to:

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The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s lawmakers with science-savvy staff. Follow updates from the CCST Science Fellows on Facebook at and on Twitter @CCSTFellows. Explore the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at

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