One of the Federal government’s greatest assets is the talented cadre of individuals who join its
ranks each year as part of a variety of Federal fellowship programs. Participants in these
programs bring enthusiasm, new ideas, and fresh perspectives to Federal departments and
agencies every day.
These fellows are collectively known as the Fellows in Innovation.
This year, we are building on the momentum of the emerging Fellows in Innovation network.
Through a series of events, networking opportunities, and shared
projects, fellows will have an opportunity to contribute to priority initiatives and pitch their
innovative ideas, while building skills and connecting with new partners across the Federal
Kickoff Event at HHS — February 29
Fellows will have the opportunity
to learn about key innovation practices in the Innovation Toolkit and to develop
collaborations with expert innovation tool practitioners.
This half-day event
will feature speakers from the White House and Federal agencies, project spotlights by previous
and current fellows, and networking opportunities.
Workshop at GSA — April 1
This event will help fellows connect with one another, equip them with
key skills to develop and pitch their best ideas, and to help them create new, high-impact
opportunities for collaborative projects between fellows.
Registration is now open. If you are a current participant in a fellowship
program within the Federal government, please RSVP here.
Closing Event at the White House — June
Selected fellows will be able to highlight and pitch
their innovative work to an executive audience.
Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
(OSTP) convened a workshop of 100 Federal fellowship program participants to discuss how to
apply creative 21st century tools to their fellowship projects, and to use these tools to inspire and
ignite innovation in government.
The event was the catalyst for the creation of a new, grassroots innovation community: Fellows
in Innovation. Over the last year this community has grown to include over 400 people from a
wide variety of fellowship programs including the Presidential Innovation Fellowship,
Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF), PMF STEM, American Association for the
Advancement of Science Fellowship, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship,
and many more.
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