Academics are invited to suggest ideas for projects where they will be able to fulfil roles including providing expertise, helping the core work of a parliamentary office and expanding its academic networks.
Some offices have highlighted areas they would be keen to see proposals on. Details can be found here: PAF Scheme Open Call
Who: the scheme will be open to all UK-based university researchers with a PhD or employed with an academic staff contract. University staff working in impact or knowledge exchange can also apply.
When: Expression of Interest applications are open until Friday 26 June and if successful you will be invited to submit a Detailed Application in September with interviews in October and November. Projects may last up to a year with the possibility of a two-year extension.
Where: for many projects it will not be a requirement to be based in Westminster but there is an expectation you will spend part of your time there. This will be discussed further in interviews.
How: applicants must seek funds to cover the costs of their fellowship (buy out of teaching time, travel, subsistence, and other associated costs) from impact funding sources in their university, or other research organisations.
Why: fellowships are beneficial and impactful for both the UK Parliament and the fellow (find out more in a review of the pilot round of fellowships).
For further information and to apply, please visit the scheme’s webpage.