Applications open for Crook Public Service Fellowships on UK2070 Agenda for Action

UK 2070 CommissionApplications are open for this year’s Crook Public Service Fellowships which will focus on the UK2070 Agenda for Action.

The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for future leaders in the public and not-for-profit sectors to build partnerships with academics and work on innovative projects which bring together the latest academic research with practical experience.

The Crook Fellowship Programme for 2019-20 will see four or five public service fellows, working on projects relating to the four key themes of the UK2070 Commission's Agenda's for Action:

  • greater devolution of powers and funding including evolution of regional development agencies
  • action to harness new technologies and strengthen local economies
  • a spatial plan to guide the future development of the whole of the UK
  • long-term investment through a new National Renewal Fund to rebalance the economy over a 25-year period

An additional topic of interest linked with this would be around Regional implications of land value capture.

The UK2070 Commission published its interim report in May 2019: 'Fairer and Stronger – Rebalancing the UK Economy'.

The Fellows' projects will be taken forward in partnership with researchers from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield and our partner universities who have played a leading role in the work of the UK2070 Commission.

Crook Public Service Fellows also benefit from:

  • gaining further knowledge and insight into their field of expertise
  • building professional networks through collaborating with leading academics in their field
  • enhancing their personal development
  • producing high quality work that is valuable to their employer and the sector by influencing a wider policy debate

How to apply

Applications are invited from the Civil Service, local government, think tanks and non-governmental organisations across the UK and Europe.

Applicants should send a letter of application outlining their work, interests and ideas for the Fellowship, along with a brief CV or short biography.

Applications or enquiries should be emailed to:

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 1 October 2019.

Successful Fellows will be invited to take part in an introductory workshop and dinner to be held in Sheffield on Tuesday 29 October 2019.