Apply for Fellowships

Eligibility: Fellows must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, math, medicine, or related discipline (i.e., STEMM education). Degrees must be conferred by September 1, 2020 at the start of the fellowship year, but are not required at the time of application.

Application Submission: Completed applications must be submitted via email to no later than March 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT. All application materials should be combined into one PDF file. Only completed applications will be considered.

Selection Criteria: The 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

Timeline: Finalists will be notified by mid-April 2020 and asked to complete in-person or virtual interviews. The 2020 MOST Policy Fellows class will be announced during the first week of June 2020 and will begin their positions on September 1, 2020.

Any questions can be directed to MOST Policy Initiative Director, Rachel Owen at or 573-507-0141.

MOST Policy Fellows are financially supported by the following organizations:

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.