POST's Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme, deadline 19 Jan 2020
10 December 2019
Public Engagement - opportunity
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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