Application Deadline: 22 November 2014.
The Wellcome Trust-Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellowship in Medical Humanities scheme enables a PhD student or junior fellow funded through the Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities (MH) programme to undertake a three-month fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
The Wellcome Trust-POST Fellowship allows unique access to a parliamentary and policy-making setting, thereby facilitating the real-world application of policy relevant research in medical humanities.
It is intended to develop awareness of policy environments and processes, and to raise a medical humanities related issue among a parliamentary audience.
- Applicants should be in the second or third-year of their PhD or in the first year of a fellowship funded by the MH Programme.
- Wellcome Trust-POST Fellows will be required to abstain from any lobbying or party political activity, and generally uphold the principles of parliamentary service, including a commitment to confidentiality, during their time with the Office.
- All provisionally selected candidates must sign a declaration to this effect. They must also receive security clearance from the parliamentary security authorities as a condition of finally taking up the fellowship.
- The Wellcome Trust-POST Fellow should expect to spend as much time as possible working at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
- The Wellcome Trust and POST are keen to encourage applicants from all over the UK.
- The successful applicant will receive a fully funded three-month extension to their PhD or fellowship award.
- While placements typically last three-months, they may be extended under exceptional circumstances.
- If the successful applicant is not within reasonable daily travelling distance to POST in London, the Wellcome Trust will consider paying travel and accommodation costs up to a maximum of £2000.
An application should include your CV, a letter of support from your sponsor/supervisor and a summary of a proposed topic for a POST publication.
The summary should be no longer than 1000 words and should demonstrate:
- why you think this subject would be of particular parliamentary interest;
- how the training you have received and your research to date will enable you to carry out this work;
- your ability to write in a style suitable for a parliamentary (rather than an academic) audience.
Applications should reach the Wellcome Trust by 22 November 2014.
Interviews will be held in December 2014.
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