Calling all STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) researchers! If you want to share your research with parliament or government you should apply for the Royal Society’s Pairing Scheme.
Open now until the 24th May, successful applicants will get a chance to spend a “Week in Westminster” and host a reciprocal visit from a parliamentarian or civil servant to your lab/research space. Applicants must have at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience and an interest in how research engages with policy. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how research informs policy and how you can make a policy impact with your research.
There is a short application form to complete which asks about your research interests and experience in communicating your research to a lay audience. Potential applicants are advised to contact your Faculty’s relevant Research Funding and Policy Manager to discuss in the first instance.