California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships — 2/28/2019 Published: November 30, 2018 By: Andy Sohn The California Council on Science and Technology is now accepting applications for the 2020 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. The program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, and in social science fields such as economics. As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. Working as legislative staff in the State Assembly or State Senate, fellows get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California — a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world. The fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a researcher’s professional path. In fact, more than 50 percent of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Other alumni return to academia, nonprofits, or industry with a deeper understanding of how science informs policymaking, thus enhancing their career as researchers, professors, consultants, and leaders. Read reflections from current fellows and alumni at our fellows blog. For eligibility information, program timeline, and the application, see the CCST website. The application deadline is February 28, 2019.