Who should apply and how does it work?

Applications are invited from the Civil Service, Local Government, think tanks and/or Non-Governmental Organisations across the UK and Europe. Each Fellow will spend a year on the programme and this will involve up to four short intensive periods at the University when the fellows will be paired with University colleagues working together on a specific theme/challenge.

The four phases of the programme will cover:

  • horizon scanning: project scoping, problem definition and project planning
  • data collection: including case study development, field visits, and focus group discussions.
  • analysis: testing and refining findings and proposals
  • problem solving: including writing up a final output

The Fellows will also benefit from being part of cohort discussions and will participate in thematic workshops and seminars with a wide range of academics from different disciplines.

Fellows will have standard travel and accommodation costs covered to enable visits to the University, and will also be able to access research support from PhD students at Sheffield to enhance the project.Salary costs are not normally covered as part of the Fellowship. Applicants from Europe may be required to find additional financial support from their home institution, due to limited funds available for subsistence.

Expenses

Fellows will have standard travel and accommodation costs covered to enable visits to the University, and will also be able to access research support from PhD students at Sheffield to enhance the project. Salary costs are not covered as part of the Fellowship.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.

The call for applications is annual and is usually announced in March/April each year. 

To apply, candidates should submit this application form along an with up to date CV.

The deadline for applications is usually in May each year and successful candidates are advised by mid-June, with the Fellowship officially commencing in October. 

For further information on the scheme please contact Tom Wild on t.wild@sheffield.ac.uk.