ESRC Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology Fellowships

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is hosting a new fellowship scheme in collaboration with the ESRC. Fellows may work on a policy topic grounded in the natural sciences or technology, where social science research evidence has a key role to play, or on a more substantive social science topic of relevance to public policy. The scheme is designed to give students first-hand experience of working in science policy and a wide understanding of the work of Parliament.

Deadline: Monday 13 Jan 2014

ESRC funded postgraduate students are eligible to apply to be seconded to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) to assist in producing independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues for Parliamentarians. The scheme is open to any ESRC-funded PhD student in their 2nd or 3rd year in 2013/ 2014 (or part time equivalent).

Fellows will be supported by a three month funded extension to their PhD. Additional financial support is available to cover travel or accommodation costs (if the successful applicant is usually based outside of London). All eligible candidates will be assessed through a competitive application process. Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date. For further information, please the parliament.uk website, where you can also find guidance notes and application forms.

Image River Thames and Millbank by night by Szilveszter Farkas, used under CC BY-SA 2.0.

A guest post about one of the fellowships is available on the ‘Nuff Said Blog.