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A three-month fellowship, open to British Ecological Society members currently studying for a PhD in a UK university, to get an insider's view of how parliament works.

Fellowships offer great opportunities to PhD students, to gain an insider’s view of how Parliament works. During the three-month Fellowship, successful candidates hone their ability to communicate scientific issues to a wider audience, by writing policy briefs for MPs and Peers. Fellows work closely with people across the UK Parliament and get to see how select committees, all party parliamentary groups and libraries work.

POST fellows have in the past:

  • Produced POSTnotesPOSTbriefs, or contributed to other briefing reports.
  • Helped select committees in ongoing inquiries.
  • Organised briefing events on their topic of interest.

Fellowships will start in November 2021, BES/POST are currently building their capacity to ensure that all work can be carried out remotely.

Fellowships are open to PhD students in their 3rd or 4th year, in UK Universities. 

Application is via a form, a briefing note on a topic of interest to parliamentarians (using a template provided), and requires permission from your supervisor.

Full details and application