Submisison deadline 20th April 2023

The UKRI Policy Fellowships are intended for early to mid-career researchers and are designed to improve the exchange of specialist knowledge between academic institutions and policy, facilitating deeper, more enduring connections between researchers and policy makers. These exciting opportunities will allow fellows to undertake cutting edge research and inform decision-making on the most pressing policy problems of our time. The fellowships aim to support career development and enhance fellows understanding of applying research in government contexts. All fellows will become part of a cohort of academic researchers and receive training, mentoring and networking opportunities with likeminded individuals.

All fellowship opportunities are 18 months in duration and open to applications from researchers based at an organisation eligible for UKRI funding. Depending on the fellowship, researchers will be in the economic and social sciences, arts and humanities or biotechnology and biological sciences; or be able to demonstrate the generation of interdisciplinary insights through combining these disciplines with other recognised academic disciplines.

DHSC Securing better health through prevention, Biological Sciences Fellowship

Opportunity to use biological science knowledge and research skills to improve health policy and NHS and social care service delivery.

FCDO Tackling Infections Epidemiology Fellowship

Opportunity to use skills and expertise in epidemiology to improve FCDO’s preparedness for disease outbreaks and to inform decision making during outbreak responses.

Department of Health Ageing and Wellbeing Bioscience Fellowship

Opportunity to inform the development of health policy for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases and the treatment of acute illnesses through community pharmacy based clinical services.

Scottish Government Tackling Infections Bioscience Fellowship

Opportunity to create a unique central database of infectious organisms or pathogens isolated and biobanked from multiple species: humans, animals and plants, across Scotland to inform future policy and research.

Deadline for applications: 20th April 2023

UKRI Fellowships Page

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