AHRC joins NERC and BBSRC in Policy Internship Scheme
The Arts and Humanities Research Council is pleased to announce that it will join the the Natural Environment Research Council and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council policy internship scheme.
The scheme, which is now open for applications, gives PhD students funded by any of the three research councils the invaluable opportunity to spend three months working in an influential policy organisation.
Ian Lyne, Associate Director of Research for the AHRC commented:
Arts and humanities researchers across a wide range of disciplines can make an important contribution to policy-making in a range of areas. This scheme is a great opportunity for PhD students to gain experience of working in a policy environment and to build on the skills that they have developed during the course of their research.
Successful applicants will either contribute to a policy briefing paper, participate in a policy enquiry or organise a policy event or workshop. The scheme has eight host organisations these include three parliamentary bodies and five non-parliamentary organisations. For AHRC-funded students the host organisations available are British Library, National Assembly for Wales Research Service, Royal Society and Scottish Parliament Information Centre.
For further press information from the AHRC, please contact Danielle Moore-Chick on 01793 41 6021 or email@example.com
Notes to editors
- Further details about the scheme and application details are available on the policy internships page. The full list of host organisations includes:
- Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) - London
- Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) - Edinburgh
- The Research Service (RS, National Assembly for Wales) - Cardiff
- British Library
- Centre for Science & Policy
- Government Office for Science
- The Royal Society
- Society of Biology
- The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. www.ahrc.ac.uk
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