The Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology runs several fellowship schemes with Research Councils, learned societies and charities, through which PhD students are sponsored to spend (usually) three months working at POST.
The Nuffield Council for Bioethics 2015 fellowship is one of these and is open for applications.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The Council has achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.
The Fellow will produce a short briefing note (a ‘POSTnote’) on an area of public policy that raises bioethical issues. The Fellowship is open to postgraduate students registered for a PhD in a bioethics-related subject at a UK university.
For further details please see:
- The fellowship listing on the Parliament website: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/fellowships/nuffield-council-on-bioethics1/
- A guest blog post from Clare Wenham about the fellowship: http://nuffieldbioethics.org/blog/2014/biobanks-bioethics-months-parliament/
- The guidance notes and the application form here.
The deadline for applications is 5 January 2015.