FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Training the Next Generation of Leaders in Science and Technology Policy
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Program Partners
With the Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Washington, DC (January 31, 2022) – The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program (STPF) are pleased to partner on a call for papers leading up to the 2022 JSPG summer standard issue.
In the midst of a global pandemic, evidence-based policymaking is critical for our future, and the views of the next generation in shaping the policy landscape are more important now than ever. We invite students, postdocs, policy fellows, early career researchers, and young professionals in science policy to contribute their ideas on the future of policymaking on a number of broad topics that address important societal challenges. Submission deadline: May 22, 2022.
“Partnerships with organizations like JSPG are an important part of the path forward in the STPF mission to cultivate future generations of science policy leaders,” said Rashada Alexander, STPF Director. Dr. Alexander will author the cover memo for the summer standard issue, drawing attention to the unique role of early career researchers in advancing evidence-based policy.
The partnership helps JSPG and STPF advance a shared mission of developing the next generation of leaders in science and technology policy and enabling them to develop and execute relevant and timely policy solutions. Hosted at the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, the AAAS STPF program has engaged thousands of scientists and engineers to contribute first-hand to the policymaking process via yearlong fellowships in the Federal government. As part of this mission, JSPG fosters training and professional development of the next generation through publishing early career work in science policy in a variety of formats, and elevating the ideas put forth in publications through international platforms.
“The importance of early career contributions to evidence-based policy cannot be overstated. As an organization that elevates early career voices, JSPG is thrilled to partner with AAAS STPF on this standard issue, which seeks to bring the ideas of the next generation to the forefront and provide them with the educational tools needed to put these ideas into action,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO & Managing Publisher.
As part of this partnership, JSPG and STPF will co-host a science policy writing workshop to help authors prepare their submissions to the standard issue, as well as a webinar with STPF fellows who have also been part of JSPG to highlight the value of both organizations in advancing career development for the next generation of science and technology policy professionals. More information on these events will be provided at a later point.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is a nonprofit organization and open access peer-reviewed publication managed by and for students, policy fellows, and young scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy. Since 2011, JSPG has served as a vehicle for students and early career researchers to bolster their research and writing credentials in science policy. Visit sciencepolicyjournal.org and follow on Twitter @SciPolJournal to learn more.
ABOUT AAAS S&T POLICY FELLOWSHIPS
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the Federal government and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages. Each year, STPF adds to a growing corps of nearly 4,000 fellowship alumni. STPF alumni are policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Visit the STPF website at AAAS.org/STPF and follow @AAAS_STPF on Twitter to learn more.