Bold policy ideas, spanning artificial intelligence, biosecurity, high-skilled immigration, and industrial strategy as well as entirely novel paradigms for performing research, building institutions, assessing and pressure-testing solutions, can collectively rewrite a global abundance agenda.
As a core member of the policy entrepreneur teams at the Institute for Progress, the Federation of American Scientists, or the Lincoln Network you will be given substantive work, mentorship, creative freedom, and first-hand knowledge of a range of tools to drive impact.
From strategic competition with China, to progress-based solutions for space, education, climate change, and health challenges, the Endless Frontier Fellowship is designed to help you learn about the world and where you hope to fit in (or out).
To borrow the words of America’s first Science Advisor Vannevar Bush in his 1945 report to President Franklin Roosevelt, Science, The Endless Frontier:
Science can be effective in the national welfare only as a member of a team, whether the conditions be peace or war. But without scientific progress no amount of achievement in other directions can insure our health, prosperity, and security as a nation in the modern world.
The Federation of American Scientists is a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization founded in 1945 to meet national security challenges with evidence-based, scientifically-driven, and nonpartisan policy, analysis, and research. Today, the organization works to advance progress on a broad range of contemporary issues where science, technology, and innovation policy can deliver dramatic progress, and seeks to ensure that scientific and technical expertise have a seat at the policymaking table.
Policy is far more changeable than people think. But shaping policy means jumping into the fray - treating “policy” not as a noun but as a verb. We aim to build a community of policy entrepreneurs equipped to shape the future.
The Institute for Progress (IFP) is a non-partisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to accelerating scientific, technological, and industrial progress while safeguarding humanity’s future. You can read more about the vision and mission of our organization in this essay.
Progress is a policy choice — whether we can reorient our economy around our clean energy, build abundant housing, prevent future pandemics, and explore the stars will be determined by the policy decisions that we make in the next decade. There’s a huge amount of leverage to shape the future by working in public policy today.
Lincoln Network is a nonprofit founded in 2014 with a mission to help bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and DC, advancing a more perfect union between technology and the American republic. We believe in a world of free people and competitive markets, and that fostering a robust innovation ecosystem is crucial to creating a better, freer, and more abundant future.
Innovations in science and technology drive economic growth, open new dimensions of individual freedom, and bolster our national security. When governed well, a robust innovation ecosystem provides a freer, more secure, and more abundant future.
Priscilla Guo is 1L at Stanford Law School. Most recently, as a Policy Advisor for the Federation of American Scientists’ Day One Project, she curated, developed, and advised science and technology policy proposals to inform the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress. Previously, she served as a representative on the New York City Youth Board and has worked in both technology and public policy roles at Facebook, Microsoft, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Priscilla holds an M.S. in Global Affairs from Tsinghua as a Schwarzman Scholar, M.Sc. in the Social Science of the Internet from Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar, and a B.A. in Technology, Policy, and Society with a secondary in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Harvard University.
Andrew “Sosa” Sosanya is a technologist who is passionate about exploring the impacts of technology and innovation on our society. He is a machine-learning engineer and founder of the nonprofit Builders of Tomorrow, a community of technologists focused on building public goods. Previously, he worked as a Policy Analyst for the Federation of American Scientists’ Day One Project, where he built a platform for science and tech policy ideas. At the Day One Project, Sosa helped develop ambitious and actionable policy ideas on issues such as reforming the $700B+ defense budget, electrifying the aviation ecosystem, and training diverse scientists. Prior to the Day One Project, Sosa worked as an avid researcher, studying topics in physics, artificial intelligence, and national security. In 2020, his senior thesis on the rise of autonomous weapons and militarized AI won Dartmouth’s Chase Peace Prize and was subsequently published in the Peace Review Journal of Social Justice. In 2018, Sosa was an Astrophysics Fellow in Caltech’s NASA NuStar Group, researching ultra-bright neutron stars. Sosa graduated from Dartmouth College in 2020 with an honors B.A. in Physics & Government modified with Computer Science
Ishan is a Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists where he oversees the development, curation, technical assistance and implementation of key science and technology policies with a focus on foreign affairs, critical and emerging technologies, and lab-to-market innovation. He has convened five public and private roundtables with leadership at the White House National Security Council & National Economic Council, which have generated several follow-on, issue-specific memos that set the table for an Interagency Policy Committee, support for a new Executive Order, and related policy impact. He has managed the contributions of 40+ external authors of policy memos, including authoring 3 memos — one of which is strongly being considered by agency leadership. As a Scoville Fellow, Ishan directed the FAS Special Project on Emerging Technologies and International Security, which devised cohesive domestic and foreign policy recommendations to counter the emergence of digital authoritarianism. His work has been featured in BBC, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lawfare’s Cyberlaw Podcast, and at TEDx. Ishan sits on the board of two nonprofits that aim to empower youth through mentorship and media literacy, and is one of 24 Senior John Lewis Fellows investigating the future of democracy, oppression, and human rights in the 21st century. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University and has studied jurisprudence and international human rights law at the University of Oxford.