Fellowship opportunity for ESRC PhD students in Parliament
August 25, 2017
The ESRC/POST fellowship scheme is now open for applications. The scheme provides an opportunity for ESRC-funded postgraduate students, in their second and third year, 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. ESRC/ POST 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. 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.
The closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on Friday 13th October 2017. More information about the scheme and guidance for applicants is available on the POST website: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/fellowships/esrc/
Any enquiries should be directed to Dr Caroline Kenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7219 0743.