Welcome to the AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships travel/training approval system.
IMPORTANT: A new travel approval request system is available now! This website will be shutting down soon.
Test drive the all-new Travel/Training Approval process.
We’ve heard you! Recently we launched a brand new FellowsCentral website, one that would allow us to expand functionality to better meet your needs. As part of our recent enhancements, we’ve brought the Travel/Training Approval process home.
What’s new? The form now lives on FellowsCentral. No need to remember another login! To access the new system, return to FellowsCentral and login. On the "My Dashboard" page, scroll down to "Tools and Resources." There you will find a link to "Create New Travel/Training Request." This link is a custom URL for each user. Feel free to bookmark your link, just remember that you need to be logged in to view the page. A guide to the new system can be downloaded here: https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/sites/default/files/QuickReference-Fellow-TravelRequest.pdf
Under the Hood. Bringing the form into FellowsCentral allows the process to be supported by our robust Salesforce integration. Your requests will be viewable on your Travel/Training dashboard within minutes. Additionally, automated emails to your mentors will contain unique tokens allowing them to approve your request without having to login.
Continuous Improvement. The design is new, but FellowsCentral is always a work in progress. Look around: if you have questions or see things that might be tweaked, let us know! As we continually finesse the site, we also maintain a queue of updates and enhancements. While it isn’t completely glitch-free, regular use of the site helps us grow better features and functionality.
See you on FellowsCentral!
This site provides the policies, guidelines, and forms for processing stipends and reimbursements. This information applies only to fellows who hold Independent Contractor status (those who receive stipends directly from AAAS). Fellows who are hired by their host agency as temporary federal employees under USG Schedule A, or who receive their stipend and/or allowances through a third party, have separate agency/third party financial guidelines and forms.
In order to receive approval you must enter information in all fields.This information will be forwarded to your agency point of contact/mentor. Once your host office approves, AAAS staff will review this information to grant travel approval within two business days. You will receive an initial email when you submit your request, along with emails when your supervisor and AAAS make a decision.
TIP: Remember to use resources, such as Concur, to book your travel. Ask for travel advances once you receive approval, as this can help you with the financial burdens of travel.