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 for the 2018-19 cohort will open in early 2018

For any informal inquiries about the scheme, please contact Claire Williams, Research Support for the Faculty of Social Sciences claire.williams@sheffield.ac.uk

Advisory Group

The Crook Public Fellowships scheme is overseen by a high level Advisory Group, who will select the final candidates. Members include:

  • Sir Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
  • Ms Jenny Dibden, Head, Government Social Research Service
  • Professor Anthony Crook, Emeritus Professor of Town and Regional Planning and former Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Emma Stone, Director of Policy and Research, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Ms Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive, The Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Professor Gill Valentine, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield (Chair)
  • Professor Craig Watkins, Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield