If you’re a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) member with or currently working towards your PhD, you can apply to get directly involved in communicating science for and to parliamentarians through the RSC Westminster Fellowship scheme.
Two successful applicants will spend three months working at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), an office of the two Houses of Parliament that provides balanced and objective analysis of science and technology issues, where they will:
- Brief MPs on science and technology issues
- Aid scientific research into public policy areas
- Help raise public awareness.
The closing date for applications is 15 May 2014 and candidates should be available to start between October 2014 and May 2015. Each successful fellow will be funded by a £5,000 bursary from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Find out more and download an application form here – www.rsc.org/science-activities/parliament/westminster-fellowship-scheme/index.asp
You can also read about the Westminster Fellowship and hear from past fellows in the latest issue of RSC News (pages 10-11). Download the digital edition here – www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/RSCnews/