Food Research – 3 month fellowship

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2010 Fellowship

Each year, in conjunction with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), IFST offers a 3-month Fellowship for a PhD student working in a food-related area.

POST is the UK Parliament’s) in-house source of independent, balanced and objective analysis of public policy issues relating to science and technology and provides information to the Houses of Lords and Commons. The successful applicant will work within the POST offices at Westminster, researching and writing briefing material in the form of a POSTnote for MPs and Peers that may be used by them to inform public policy areas. The successful candidate will have a clear interest in communicating scientific research and in producing a balanced, concise and interesting summary of their research. This is a tremendous opportunity to gain experience in science writing and a direct insight into how Parliament functions. IFST will support the fellow with funding of up to £5,000.

Applicants are invited from PhD students who are writing their thesis in a Food Science & Technology related area, but have not yet graduated. The deadline for applications is 12th April 2010.