POST and the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) are offering a 13-week fellowship to UKRI funded PhD students (not in their first year) whose research is in an energy related field. There is one funded fellowship available.
The fellowship is an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience of the translation and communication of research findings to help inform decision making. The fellow will contribute to the activities of Parliament, by working with POST on an area of energy and climate change policy but outside their immediate area of expertise. During their time they will primarily research and produce a POSTnote and may also contribute to POST’s wider activities such as events and horizon scanning. Alternatively, the fellow may be placed with a Select Committee, engaging directly with science and policy by supporting the Committee’s work in scrutinising Government.
PhD fellows are encouraged to interact closely with people and activities in the two Houses of Parliament, including Select committees, MPs and Peers, their support services, ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group’ meetings and the very wide range of other activities at the Palace of Westminster.
Fellows will also be encouraged to engage with UKERC by making use of the expertise and connections that the consortium can offer. Fellows will have access to the research that UKERC undertakes, its events and the expertise of its staff.