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Science Policy Training

Graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows, employees and administrators at University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University, as well as Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) affiliates, those interested from governments and businesses and other state science policy fellows, are invited to participate in the ISTPF. This engagement will cultivate opportunities to learn about science policy, enhance technical skills through ISTPF orientation and professional development seminars and expand science policy networks. 

Professional Development Seminars

ISTP fellows are required to participate in monthly professional development seminars. Most professional development seminars are open to broader audiences. Seminar topics have included benefit-cost analysis, science policy communication and post-fellowship career trajectories. For questions, please email

ISTPF Orientation

Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) orientation is held the week before Labor Day. Orientation brings together local and national experts in science policy, government, law and more. It is an opportunity to learn about science policy, the history of science and technology policy in the U.S., how science policy works in federal and state government, public policy analysis, the three branches of government in Idaho, science policy communications and more. Elements of the five-day orientation are often offered online.

McClure Center

Physical Address:

Capitol Annex Ste. 116

Mailing Address:

James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
Capitol Annex
514 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4549