A grant award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supports an expansion of CASE’s Science and Technology Fellowship Program in Connecticut.

The fellowship program provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to engage with and support policymakers as they navigate increasingly complex policy issues in their public service to the state and its residents. Additionally, the program supports scientists and engineers during their fellowship with hands-on learning aimed at improving their ability to effectively communicate with policymakers and the public.

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Anna L. Hagstrom, PhD
Inaugural CASE Science and Technology Policy Fellow
PFAS & Emerging Contaminants Policy, Remediation Division, Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse, DEEP

In 2017, CASE received one of nine planning grants awarded by the California Council for Science and Technology (CCST) in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Simons Foundation. The grants supported state-level planning for the implementation of a science and technology policy fellowship program, with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and CCST Policy Fellowship Programs as successful models from which to build. The fellowships provide opportunities for scientists, physicians, and engineers with PhD’s or equivalent terminal degrees to contribute their skills and knowledge to the development of science-related public policies while simultaneously learning about the public policy process.

CASE began the planning phase by establishing a Fellowship Advisory Committee that included representatives from state government, former and current fellows, CASE Members, and foundations. The committee provided guidance for the development of the program.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided the first opportunity to place a CASE Fellow. After a competitive selection process, Dr. Anna Hagstrom agreed to serve as the Inaugural Fellow of CASE and began a two-year fellowship at DEEP in spring 2019. Betsey Wingfield, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality at DEEP, shared that Dr. Hagstrom’s fellowship provided her agency with the advantage of a skilled and talented resource on-site to apply to an issue that is expanding every day. And, “I also love the fact that we are working to integrate science and policy — and helping to develop the next generation of environmental leaders.”




  • CASE Fellowship on Building Decarbonization is no longer accepting applications. The call for applications closed on November 19, 2021.
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