Royal Society Pairing Scheme for Scientists, Parliamentarians and Civil Servants
The Royal Society Pairing scheme offers scientists working in industry or academia the opportunity to understand the policy process and explore methods of sharing their knowledge with Government. Scientists will spend time together in their Laboratory and in turn in their paired MP’s constituency or Civil Servant’s Government office. All scientists will participate in a ‘Week in Westminster’ providing a valuable insight into how science policy is formed.
Applicants are required to have at least two years postdoctoral research experience or equivalent research experience in industry. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate good communication skills, and in particular, an ability to communicate their research to a lay audience.
Applications are open from Tuesday 22 April to Friday 23 May 2014.