• Applications are open for the 2024 Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE) Fellowship.
  • Only open to postdoctoral researchers who are part of the C-DICE programme.
  • Applications closed 13 September 2023.

POST and the Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Cities, Infrastructure and Energy (C-DICE) are offering a 3-month fellowship to postdocs at a C-DICE member university whose research is in an cities, infrastructure, energy or net zero theme. There are two funded fellowships available.

The fellowship is an opportunity for postdocs to gain real-world experience of the translation and communication of research findings to help inform decision making. Fellows will also be encouraged to engage with C-DICE by making use of the expertise and connections that C-DICE can offer. Fellows will be supported by C-DICE staff in creating a ‘policy showcase’ based on their experience/findings. The fellowship can be carried out full-time for three months or part-time over a longer period.

About the scheme

Fellowships offer great opportunities to gain an insider’s view of how Parliament works. During the three-month Fellowship, successful candidates hone their ability to communicate scientific issues to a wider audience, by working with the Energy Security and Net Zero (ESNZ) Select Committee. POST fellows also work closely with people across the UK Parliament and get to see how POST, other select committees, all party parliamentary groups and libraries work.

Fellowships will start in January or April 2024, subject to final agreement between the applicant, ESNZ, POST, and the applicant’s supervisor and University. Fellowships are also conditional to security clearance.

Who is eligible?

The POST-C-DICE Fellowship is open to any postdoc working in an cities, infrastructure, energy, or net zero topic at a C-DICE partner institution. This fellowship is not intended for participants who are permanent teaching staff /lecturers.

How to apply

It is important that you download and read the application pack before applying, as it contains more details on the role, application process, and assessment criteria.

Applicants should submit:

  • A completed Application Form (you will need to be a registered member of InkPath to access this application form, the C-DICE community can register for free).
  • An approval form, which has been completed by your Postdoctoral Supervisor and Head of Department.
  • A two-page briefing on a topic that you think would be of current interest to Parliamentarians. The briefing should be completed using the briefing template and should not contain your name or any other identifying details. We want you to use the briefing template and ensure your work is not identifiable to make the process as fair and unbiased as possible. Please see the application pack for the two-page briefing assessment and some tips for writing it.

Download documents and forms

Please email your two-page briefing and completed approval form to Amy Beierholm, a.beierholm@cdice.ac.uk cc: enquiries@cdice.ac.uk, with the subject line: POST Fellowship (your name).

Applications will undergo an initial sift based on the two-page briefing.

Applications completed by 23:59 on Wednesday 13 September 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. A panel consisting of C-DICE, ESNZ and POST personnel will assess the applications. Interviews will be held on week commencing 2nd October 2023.

Any queries relating to the application process should be directed to Amy Beierholm, a.beierholm@cdice.ac.uk You can also email POST to discuss general aspects of the scheme. Please note that neither the C-DICE nor POST can advise on the strength or weaknesses of individual proposals.


The successful applicant will receive an amount equivalent to their existing salary to cover their living costs while undertaking the three-month fellowship. Computing, email, and other facilities necessary for the project will be supplied by POST.

As part of the conditions of the fellowship, POST Fellows will be expected to provide a short final report to C-DICE, subject to approval from POST. They will also be expected to create and deliver a “policy showcase” event for C-DICE. This can be in-person or online, and can be part of your POST fellowship work, or delivered afterwards. You will have the support of the C-DICE team to create and deliver this activity (by end of 2024).

Frequently asked questions

What is a POST fellowship? Who can apply for it? Who pays for it? We have put together a page with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about POST fellowships.

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