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.
Further information can be found on the POST website.
Who is eligible?
All postgraduate students registered for a doctoral degree in a psychology-related subject e.g. PhD/MPhil or taught practitioner doctorates (DClinPsy etc) at a UK Higher Education Institute.
Applicants must be in their penultimate or final year of part or full-time study at the time of the start of their placement at POST. Applicants must be a member of the British Psychological Society (at least a Graduate Member).
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, please contact the Board Administrator.