Science Policy Fellowship, sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

We are currently accepting applications for the Science Policy Fellowship to begin in April. Please submit your materials by Friday, March 12, 2021.

Research America’s Mission
The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. We advocate for a federal policy climate that helps empower our nation’s biomedical and health research sectors as they work to accelerate medical progress. For more information about Research!America, click here

Job Summary
Research!America is offering a paid, temporary fellowship with telework opportunity possible, to begin in April. Fellows assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Fellowships are typically 3 month appointments, with possibility for extension (start and end dates are flexible).

Job Description
The science policy fellows will:  

  • Track relevant policy issues, including budget and appropriations legislation
  • ​Perform background research and write fact sheets, newsletter articles and text for Research!America’s website
  • Complete and present a self-directed project on a science policy topic relevant to the mission of Research!America
  • Attend briefings, meetings, and hearings on Capitol Hill, as well as events off Capitol Hill that are relevant to our organization’s mission
  • Provide administrative and project management support as requested

Individuals with a PhD or other terminal degree who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Ideal candidates have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with Microsoft Office software.

A monthly salary of $4,000 will be provided.

To Apply
Research!America is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

Please email application materials to Anna Platt at No calls, please.

  • Résumé and cover letter, including academic status and specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America fellow; availability
  • Contact information for three references
  • Application (click here to download)

We are unable to personally respond to each applicant, but will be in touch with applicants who are selected for further review.

The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
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