How to Apply
Deadline Friday 31 May 2013
All applicants must complete an application form verified and approved by the relevant individuals.
In addition, each applicant must submit a concise summary (no longer than 1200 words) of any aspect of scientific research that you consider and can demonstrate to be relevant to public policy. This summary should also include a brief explanation of why Parliamentarians would/should be interested in the topic.
This summary is in fact your application and is what we will judge you on.
Some useful tips:
- Take a look at the POST Website
- This summary does not have to be based on the area you are working in or PhD
- Remember Parliamentarians are not chemists/scientists
- Always check the media
Who is eligible to apply?
The Westminster Fellowship Scheme is only available to RSC Members.
There are two application forms:
Students will need to seek, with the approval of his/her Head of Department and supervisor, a 3-month suspension from the relevant university and if applicable, funding body. The RSC and POST will offer assistance in this regard in the form of letters of invitation and explanation, as appropriate.
General - all others.
Please note that all applicants are subject to security checks by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. These are rigorous checks which will require information about you and your parents and can take months to process.
Guidelines for the Westminster Fellowship Scheme
Download the guidelines
General Application form
For everyone other than Students
Student Application Form
You will need approval from Head of Department
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
POST is an office of the two Houses of Parliament (Commons and Lords)
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Contact and Further Information
Government Affairs Executive
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 3362