The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is re-opening its Academic Fellowship scheme
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is re-opening its Academic Fellowship scheme. The scheme was set up to increase and strengthen the interactions between parliamentary and academic communities, with the aim of creating mutual benefit for both. Offices across Parliament have a number of projects which they would like an academic fellow to conduct. These projects include filling gaps in expertise, building staff capacity and skills, informing parliamentary scrutiny, analysing and evaluating parliamentary practices, or helping to grow Parliament’s academic networks.
The scheme is open to any UK-based academic with a PhD, or university staff working in impact or knowledge exchange, and applicants must seek funds to cover the costs of their fellowship (buy out of teaching time, travel, subsistence, and other associated costs) from funds within research institutions or research funders set aside for impact activities. It is anticipated that the main sources of funding will be the institutional Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA).