Science Advice – Parliamentary Academic Fellowship opportunity

Parliamentary Academic Fellow sought to conduct study of different organisations around the world which provide science advice to parliaments 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a university-based researcher or person working in knowledge exchange to conduct a fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).


The project will comprise a study of different organisations around the world which provide science advice to parliaments (‘Legislative Science Advice Mechanisms’). These organisations might include in-house offices such as POST, learned societies or independent organisations.  


Whilst the project will study Legislative Science Advice Mechanisms, POST is keen to receive applications from researchers and knowledge exchange professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience. These include, but are not limited to, researchers working in international studies, geography, sociology, cultural studies, communications studies, political studies, as well as scientific disciplines.  


The project must be completed by the end of September 2022; however, there is flexibility, in terms of working pattern and location.  


POST welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. 


The deadline for applications is Sunday 9 May 2021. 


 Fellowships offer the opportunity to work closely with a team in Parliament, supporting and informing its work, building capacity or helping evolve processes, or delivering a unique project. Find out more about why to engage with Parliament here. And find more on engagement for impact here.

  • You must speak with your faculty Dean before applying for a fellowship. The BU policy team can also advise or provide support as you apply. There is also a BU colleague currently engaged in another parliamentary academic fellow role.