- Applications for 2020/2021 now open to postgraduate students in their second or third year of study, registered for a PhD within the SCENARIO & SSCP DTPs
- Applications close December 28, 2020.
- Fellowships will start at the earliest in May 2021.
About the scheme
The SSCP and SCENARIO DTP fellowship scheme, currently in its third iteration, provides an exciting opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in the communication of research to policy makers. Successful applicants will contribute to the activities of UK Parliament by working with POST on an area of science and technology policy, potentially outside their immediate area of expertise.
POST Fellowships typically involve the production of a POSTnote, a four-page research briefing that reviews the current research landscape in emerging areas, ensuring accuracy and impartiality. POST Fellowships may also involve being placed with a Select Committee, engaging directly with science and policy by supporting the Committee’s work in scrutinising Government.
Past SSCP and SCENARIO DTP fellows co-authored Decarbonising the gas network and worked with the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.
Work of past fellows
The DTP Fellowship is open to all postgraduate students registered for a PhD within the in their second or third year of study.
All applicants must be eligible for a full award under NERC’s standard studentship criteria. For further information, please see the Research Councils UK’s harmonised postgraduate terms and conditions (PDF 856 KB).
How to apply
When submitting your POSTnote as part of the assessment process, please use this BriefingTemplate.
This form must be completed in one sitting.
For more information on the fellowship and the application process please see the NERC DTP fellowship application guide 2020-2021 SSCP and SCENARIO DTP
For questions about POST fellowships, please contact us at email@example.com
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