(Formerly known as POST Fellowships)
STFC participates in the Research Councils Policy Internships scheme, a programme in which STFC-funded PhD students are given the opportunity to spend three months working in Parliament. Opportunities are available with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) or the Government Office for Science (GO Science).
Applications for the 2017 scheme are now closed.
The scheme presents a unique opportunity for PhD students to gain an insight into the political process. Fellows learn how policy is developed, interact with policy makers and develop the skills needed to communicate effectively with non-academic audiences.
The successful applicant will receive funding for their secondment period and will receive a three-month extension to their STFC PhD status. Fellows will receive a stipend equivalent to that of a London-based PhD student for three months. Fellows based at non-London institutions will receive an additional sum to cover the costs of relocating to London for three months.
Applications for the 2017 Internships closed at 4pm on Thursday 1 September 2016. More details about the hosting partners and the application form can be found on the RCUK site