The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced a new fellowship program, the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program. Modeled on the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program and the brainchild of both an alumna fellow and a former mentor, the launch signals clear progress toward the goal of ensuring that science informs policy among the member states that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The inaugural class of eight fellows focuses on biodiversity, climate change, early warning for disaster risk reduction, and health and water management in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. ASEAN fellows are mentored by current or alumni AAAS Fellows. Expected outputs include policy briefs, papers, presentations, blogs and events.

Read more on the AAAS website.