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BPS POST Postgraduate Award
The Award provides an opportunity for a postgraduate psychologist to be seconded to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) to assist in providing objective briefing material for MPs and Peers on a psychological topic.
Who is eligible?
All postgraduate students, registered for a higher degree by research by PhD or MPhil, in their second or third year of study (or part-time equivalent) at the time of application.
How to Apply
The following documentation should be sent to the Society:
- An application form
- A summary report on any aspect of psychological research that the applicant considered and shows to be relevant to public policy (1200 words). This should include an explanation of why the topic should be of interest to parliamentarians.
For full details of the scheme or an application form, contact the Board Administrator.
The call for applications opens in May 2013. The application deadline is 31 August 2013.
Recent POST notes
Recent POSTnotes produced by BPS/POST award holders are:
No. 308 Housing and Health, January 2011
No. 405 Impact of Video Games, March 2012
Copies are available on the POST website.
The POST Fellowship Experience
Further details about the fellowship can be found in an article titled POST notes on video games by previous BPS/POST Fellow, Hannah Swift, which was published in The Psychologist (February 2012). The article can be found about two thirds of the way down the webpage.
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