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Nuffield Foundation Flowers Fellowship for PhD Students in UK, 2017

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Nuffield Foundation Flowers Fellowship for PhD Students in UK, 2017

Brief Description

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology offers three-month fellowship in the fields of quantitative social science, science or technology policy for the academic year 2017-2018.

The Flowers Fellowship is open to postgraduate students registered for a PhD in a UK University in any scientific or quantitative social science field who will enter their penultimate or final year of part- or full-time study in October 2017 who wish to apply for a fellowship to be undertaken between October 2017 and September 2018.

The aim of this fellowship to improve social well-being in the widest sense, primarily by funding research and innovation in education and social policy, mainly in the UK but also in Europe and Africa.

The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust established in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motors. We believe policy and practice should be influenced by evidence that is independent and rigorous.

 Course Level: The Fellowship is for a three-month period for PhD students.

 Study Subject: This fellowship is awarded in fields of quantitative social science, science or technology policy.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover the followings:

  • The successful applicant will receive a three month extension to their PhD stipend from their
  • University at a rate equivalent to their current PhD maintenance stipend .This will be capped at £6,000 for the three month period. The Nuffield Foundation will arrange to reimburse the university to ensure that the Fellow’s stipend will be paid while based at POST. This Fellowship is also open to self-funded PhD students, who will receive a three-month PhD maintenance stipend equivalent to the rate set by the Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Successful applicants are expected to spend as much time as possible working in POST’s offices in Westminster. POST and Nuffield Foundation are keen to encourage applicants
  • from all over the UK. Additional financial support is available towards travel and accommodation costs if the successful applicant is usually based outside of London. This
  • accommodation costs if the successful applicant is usually based outside of London. This includes:Travelling to and from the fellowship location.
  • Travelling to and from the region (if outside London) at the start and end of the internship.
  • Utility bills.
  • Administration fees when moving in.
  • In exceptional circumstances financial support may also be available for additional expenses
  • incurred as a direct result of undertaking the Fellowship. This should be discussed with
  • POST at the earliest opportunity; however this will be decided on a case by case basis
  • following discussion with the student at the time that an offer of a Fellowship is made.

 Number of scholarship: Not known

 Scholarship can be taken in the UK

 Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the fellowship:

  • The Flowers Fellowship is open to postgraduate students registered for a PhD in a UK University in any scientific or quantitative social science field who will enter their penultimate or final year of part- or full-time study in October 2017 who wish to apply for a fellowship to be undertaken between October 2017 and September 2018. The start date is to be agreed between the applicant, POST, the applicant’s supervisor and University.

 Nationality: Applicants from the UK can apply for the fellowship.

 College Admission Requirement

 Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have completed their postgraduate degree.

 How to Apply: Applicants will send complete documents via email.

  •  A completed application form which has been approved by their PhD Supervisor and Head of Department or Studentship Grant Holder.
  • A two page CV (no referees are required).
  • A two-page POST note-style summary briefing that you think could be the subject of an actual POST note. The briefing should be in 12 pt font on A4 paper. You may want to use text boxes and graphs to highlight key facts. References should be included. The briefing does not have to look like a POST note, but it should be written in the same style.
  • You should:
  • Summaries relevant current research and developments in this field.
  • Highlight the main policy issues.
  • Demonstrate your ability to write in a style suitable for a parliamentary (rather than academic) audience.
  • Please send an electronic copy of the completed application form, including all signatures and your CV and briefing summary to postfellowships-at-parliament.uk and two paper copies

Online application

 Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 14, 2017.

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