• Applications for 2019/2020 now open to students at a UK university in their last or second last year of their PhD
  • Applications close January 12, 2020
  • The Nuffield Foundation will be awarding one Fellowship to start in April or September 2020

About the scheme

Are you a PhD student at a UK university in your last or second last year of study? Join POST for three months and learn about policy.

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, you will work closely with science advisers, specialists, and committee clerks.

You will learn how to write for policy and express complex ideas to a broad audience. And at the end you will publish an impartial briefing for Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

You will also have access to the know-how and events offered by the Nuffield Foundation. You can meet key members of staff, attend or even take part in seminars and workshops, and engage with ongoing work at the Nuffield Foundation.

You can apply if:

  • you are doing a PhD in a UK university,
  • your PhD is on a scientific or quantitative social science field, and
  • you are in your last or second last year of study.

Start date

Work will start either in April or September 2020. The start date will depend on your availability.

How to apply

Once you’ve read the POST/Nuffield Foundation Fellowship 2020 guidance notes (download the notes), please submit:

Submit your application by midnight, 12 January 2020.

Interviews will take place from the 10th to the 14th of February 2020, at the UK Parliament. We will aim to let you know of our decision by 21 February 2020.

About the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance social well-being. It funds research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare, and Justice. It also funds student programmes that provide opportunities for young people to develop skills in quantitative and scientific methods.

The Nuffield Foundation is the founder and co-funder of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Ada Lovelace Institute. The Foundation has funded this project, but the views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the Foundation. Visit www.nuffieldfoundation.org

POSTnote briefings written by fellows funded through the Nuffield Foundation Fellowship include: