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MOST Policy Fellowship

MOST Legislative Policy Fellows provide nonpartisan science policy research to members of the Missouri General Assembly upon request. Executive Policy Fellows support the effective use of data by state agencies when designing and implementing departmental programs.

For more information about the fellowship programs, visit the MOST Policy Fellows page or join us for an informational webinar on January 19, 2022 at 3pm CST (registration link here).

application submission

Application materials can be found below. Please make a copy of the relevant files for your own application.

Completed applications must be submitted via email to by 5:00 PM CT on March 15, 2022. All application materials (except letters of recommendation) should be combined into one PDF file. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the recommender directly to

Only completed applications will be considered.

application Timeline

Written applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Finalists will be notified of their status in April, and their availability for a final interview will be assessed at that time.

  • December 1: Applications open
  • March 15: Applications close
  • April 1: Finalists notified
  • May 1-15th: Finalist interviews (virtual)
  • June 1: Fellows announced
  • September 1: Fellowship begins

Selection Criteria

The MOST Policy Initiative Directors and MOST Policy Fellows Advisory Board will serve as the Fellow Selection Committee. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria.

  • Interest in policy practices and procedures at the state-level, particularly in Missouri
  • Capacity to provide nonpartisan, objective information to lawmakers, withholding personal biases
  • Professionalism and maturity
  • Initiative and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
  • Excellence in written and oral communication, particularly in breaking down complex technical information for a general audience
  • Commitment to improving the well-being of Missouri residents, particularly those in disadvantaged and under-resourced communities


Any questions can be directed to MOST Policy Initiative Deputy Director, Joshua Mueller, at

Fellows will be considered post-doctoral fellows employed by the University of Missouri. The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. 

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