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Apply for the MOST Policy Fellowship

MOST Policy Initiative offers opportunities for scientists, engineers and other outstanding scholars to gain first-hand experience in science policy at the state-level.

MOST offers two distinct fellowship programs: the Legislative Policy Fellowship and the Executive Policy Fellowship. For more information about each of these programs, visit the MOST Policy Fellows page or watch our informational webinars.

We are looking to expand our team with motivated individuals who are committed to public service and eager to take on new challenges. Put your knowledge and skills to the test to advance evidence-based policymaking in Missouri and to help tackle some of society's most pressing questions.

Ready to apply?

See below for details. 

From left to right: Madeleine Roberts, PhD - Social Determinants of Health Fellow; Rieka Yu, PhD - Health Fellow; Isabel Warner, PhD - Education and Workforce Fellow; Sarah Anderson, PhD - Human Services & Public Safety Fellow.

application submission

Application materials for each of the fellowship programs can be found below. Please download a copy of the relevant files for your own application. Please note that links may not download directly depending on your search engine. Copy and paste the link address into your search bar if this is the case.

Legislative Policy Fellowship:

Executive Policy Fellowship:

  • Contact Robert@mostpolicyinitiative.org for availability information

Completed applications must be submitted via email to info@mostpolicyinitiative.org and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. 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 info@mostpolicyinitiative.org.

Only completed applications will be considered.

application Timeline

Executive Policy Fellowship (no current openings):

  • One-year placements available on a rolling basis

Legislative Policy Fellowship:

  • January 16: Applications open
  • Applications close on April 1 at 5PM 
  • April 15: 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 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 Robert Boone at robert@mostpolicyinitiative.org.

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