Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Network of the Americas

ST & Public Policy Fellowships

Belfer Center

The Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) program offers fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the stimulating environment of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. STPP is a research, teaching, and outreach program of the Belfer Center, devoted to the intellectual exploration of the essential and critical role that science and technology play in everyday life. Applications are welcome for fellowships in the following research areas:


  1. The Cyber Project: cyber offense and defense; Internet policy and regulatory reform; infrastructure governance and protection; the cyber-electricity grid nexus; and privacy and surveillance.
  2. Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group: energy policy strategies for reducing conventional air pollution, minimizing emissions of climate-altering gases, lessening dependence on imported fuels, stimulating economic development, and alleviating poverty.
  3. Water-Energy Nexus Project: the role that policy and innovation can play to incentivize a more efficient use of water and energy resources in different sectors and/or regions.
  4. Technology & Innovation: public policy issues related to technology innovation.
  5. Science, Technology, and Globalization: interactions between technological innovation and globalization, with particular emphasis on implications for developing countries.
  6. Sustainable Development of the Energy Sector in China: the impact of energy and industrial policies on water scarcity and air pollution; assessing polices to promote a low-carbon energy portfolio; and analyzing options to improve energy efficiency.
  7. Geopolitics of Energy: nexus of politics and energy, foreign-policy and national security implications of the unconventional oil and gas boom, geopolitical implications of alternative energy, resource nationalism, resource mercantilism, energy strategies of great powers, the future of OPEC, international institutions, and competition in the Arctic.
  8. Agricultural Innovation in Africa: Fellows will study agricultural science and technology policy improvement through Africa’s Regional Economic Communities.


Application for 2015-2016 fellowships opens December 15, 2014. Deadline is January 15, 2015. Decisions will be announced by March 31, 2015.


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Deadline: January 15, 2015


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