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The  Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme delivers opportunities for researchers to forge useful and lasting connections with decision-makers in Parliament. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for researchers to learn about how research feeds into practice and the challenges faced by decision-makers, as well as increasing opportunities for researchers from all disciplines to engage and connect with people in Parliament.

Former fellows report outcomes including:

• Research impact, for example through contributing to scrutiny, or changing processes in Parliament

• Increased knowledge of Parliament, for example about parliamentary processes and Parliament’s use of research evidence

• Developed networks, for example amongst parliamentary staff, Members and other stakeholders

• Impact on own research agenda, for example, insights leading to new research questions

• Publications, for example peer reviewed journal articles or blogs

• Impacts on teaching, for example feeding into lectures and seminars

• Impacts on career, for example leading to professional recognition

Fellowships are open to all UK-based researchers who have a PhD, and those working in UK universities in knowledge exchange or impact.

To apply, applicants must: 

  • Identify the project they would like to apply for. Please see below for links to proposed projects. 

  • Read the Guidance Note for Applicants.

  • Complete an Application Form and send a copy of the completed form, along with a two-page CV and a sample of writing for a non-academic audience of between 500–1500 words (or URL to writing sample of same length), to postfellowships@parliament.uk We would also appreciate if you would complete and send us the Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire, although this is voluntary. You should mark the subject of the email as: “PAFS: [number and title of project]”.  

Deadline is 11.59pm on 19 Jan 2020.

Interviews from 3rd February 2020 onwards 

 

Full details and to apply