Make an impact with the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme

Make an impact! Submit your Information Literary project proposal to the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme.

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Are you looking to take your information literacy research further? Willing to make a concrete impact over a year in Parliament? Then this blog post might be for you.

Following on from previous successful fellowships, the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) is inviting academics to submit ideas for projects to conduct in Parliament.

Fellows can be in post for up to a year, starting from January 2021.

Projects might include: contributing to the core work of an office; filling gaps in expertise; helping to grow Parliament’s academic networks; informing parliamentary scrutiny; analysing and evaluating parliamentary practices; or building staff capacity and skills.

So, what’s in it for you? Previous fellows reported they could see a tangible impact on their research and their research agenda, they learnt about Parliament and developed their network, and they enhanced their CV.

The scheme has been expanded this year to involve an increased number of departments. The House of Comms Library will be hosting a project and there is an excellent scope for supporting information literacy-related projects. The Library has highlighted a few already, mainly looking at information behaviour, but would welcome your innovative projects and ideas.

POST is looking for expressions of interest by 11:59pm on Friday, June 26th, 2020. Extensive information and context about the scheme, including how to apply, is provided on their website.

For all queries related to the scheme, please contact Dr Laura Webb, Knowledge Exchange Manager, Knowledge Exchange Unit, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology:

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