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.

2016 Events

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 government.

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.

Closing Event at the White House — June

Selected fellows will be able to highlight and pitch their innovative work to an executive audience.

2015 Event

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.

Email List

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