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UKRI policy fellowships 2023 (deadline 20 March)

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Apply for funding to collaborate with a UK or devolved government host or What Works Network centre on research activity to address pressing national and global challenges.

Fellows will be uniquely positioned to:

  • provide research and expert advice on the host’s policy priority areas, including co-designing and delivering research projects and activities
  • engage in knowledge exchange activities across government and academia
  • join a cohort of fellows to build longer-term networks across research and policy
  • build lasting connections between the policymaking and research communities
  • generate and share new knowledge and insights on effective policy collaboration with the wider research community and with funders of this funding opportunity

Fellows will:

  • scope and lead research-related activity with the host
  • work closely with hosts to ensure alignment of priorities and that analysis is as robust and useful as possible in driving decisions
  • provide advice and peer review to other aspects of the host’s work
  • support capability building within host in your area of expertise
  • strengthen engagement between government and academia through activities such as:
    • connecting with related UKRI research portfolios, acting as a pipeline for knowledge exchange between them and hosts
    • publishing outputs from analysis produced, subject to clearance processes
    • knowledge exchange activities with academic institutions and other analytical and policy teams within government and intermediaries
  • supporting hosts and funders of this funding opportunity in the evaluation of the fellowship programme and improvement of future schemes

You will:

  • co-design research with the host organisation to inform policy on a priority area
  • help improve the exchange of knowledge between policy and academic institutions

You must:

  • be based at an organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding
  • have a PhD or equivalent experience

For fellowships with a Whitehall or devolved administration host the full economic cost (FEC) is £170,000. For fellowships with a What Works Network host the FEC is £210,000.

UKRI will fund 80% FEC.


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