1 March 2018 - PhD Policy Secondment Opportunity

Strategy, Policy & Analysis Group | Department for Work & Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has a 3-month secondment opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced doctoral student to lead on a high-priority project within a policy analysis team.

The placement must be completed prior to a your current fund end date. 

The closing date is Monday 12th March 2018 at midday.

Full details of PhD Policy Secondment Opportunity

Application form

Secondment permissions form


2 February 2018 - Opportunity to Present Research Findings at the Home Office

The Home Office is inviting doctoral students to present their research findings to its Analysis and Insight directorate, which employs social and operational researchers, economists, statisticians and data scientists and provides evidence to underpin policy-making in areas such as crime and policing, counter-terrorism, extremism, borders and migration.  This is an opportunity for doctoral students in the latter stages of their PhD to help shape their research to be of use to policymakers and impact critical decision making which ultimately benefits the public, and gain experience of presenting research to a policy-focused audience.  It could also provide useful networking opportunities for future careers.  Expressions of interest should be submitted to Victoria Smith by the deadline of 26 February.  See the attached document for further information. 

2 February 2018 - Researchfish Submission Period

The next RCUK Researchfish Submission Period will be taking place between 5th February and 15th March 2018 and ESRC-funded students are asked to note that they will be receiving a number of emails from RCUK on the subject.

There will be 3 different emails, although in most cases, students will receive only one (depending on the stage they are at in their studentship funding). The target audience and the general content for each email are:

1. Students new to Researchfish – this will go out to students who have recently had their RCUK funded award added to Researchfish; the vast majority of which will now be in their 3rd year of funding. The email will inform them about their awards being added and will contain links to general guidance about using Researchfish.

2. Students in their final year of funding – this will go out to students who have finished their RCUK funding since the last Submission Period or are due to finish it before the next one begins. As well as generally letting them know about the next Submission Period, we also plan to ask students if they would be willing to provide us with a non-institutional email address so that RCUK can continue to contact them about making Researchfish submissions for the next few years.

3. Any other RCUK funded student on Researchfish – this will go out to any RCUK funded student whose award is on Researchfish which does not fall under the first two catergories. This email will let them know about the next Submission Period.

A full list of communications may be found here

For more details on RCUK collection of outcomes and impact of research see the RCUK website.

For a full overview of researchfish functionality, visit the researchfish website

9 November 2017 - Call for ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Grand Union DTP invites applications for three ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellowships to be based at one of our partner institutions: Brunel University London, the Open University or the University of Oxford. The deadline for applications is 23 March 2018, and fellowships will start on 1 October 2018.

See the Postdoctoral Fellowships page for more information. 

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