These opportunities have been compiled by UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU).

Take a look at the KEU’s webhub of information and resources for researchers

Select committee inquiries launched in the last three weeks

Please click the title of any inquiry listed below to be taken to a summary of that inquiry and the full call for evidence.
Remember that you don’t have to answer every question posed in each call for evidence. And you can also explore all select committee inquiries currently open for submissions of written evidence.

Why should I engage? Submitting evidence to a select committee can lead to further engagement, such as an invitation to give oral evidence. Your submission will be published on the Committee webpage. Your insights may inform the Committee’s conclusions or recommendations it makes to the Government. Find out more about why to engage with Parliament. You can also read more on engagement for impact

More information: Explore all select committee inquiries currently open for submissions of written evidence
Support resources: Find guidance on submitting evidence to select committees on the KEU’s ‘how to guides’ page. Watch our 30 minute online training session “How to work with select committees”.

Opportunity for PhD researchers to do a Nuffield Foundation POST fellowship 

Applications are now open for the Nuffield Foundation POST fellowship scheme. This 13-week fellowship is an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience of the translation and communication of research findings to help inform decision making.

The scheme is open to PhD students in a natural, scientific or social science field who are undertaking, or have recently completed, their PhD study. Please note that the scheme is not open to those in the first year of their PhD. The full person specification can be found in the application guidance. 

The fellowship can be carried out full time for three months, or a part time option can be arranged if required. Successful applicants will complete their fellowship during 2023 with the start date to be agreed between the applicant, POST, Nuffield Foundation and applicant’s supervisor. 

More information, including how to apply, can be found here.

Applications close at midnight on 13 November 2022.

Why should I engage? Fellows at POST will have the opportunity to produce their own parliamentary briefing from start to finish. By the end of their time at POST, fellows will have learned how to write for policy-makers with balance, impartiality and succinctness. They will also have developed a unique understanding of Westminster, forged important relationships with key stakeholders, and delved into a novel and exciting topic of research.

More information: Find out more about the scheme hereread about previous fellows’ experiences here, and find out more about the impacts of participating in a fellowship here.   

Sign up for House of Commons Library Research Alerts 

The House of Commons Library Research Alerts allows academics and researchers to get the latest Library research straight to their inbox. This research includes in-depth and politically impartial briefings on a range of policy and topical issues, produced by the Library’s subject specialists. 

Researchers can choose the topics that they’re interested in and will receive alerts on any relevant publication. 

Sign up for Research Alerts using the online form 

Why should I engage?  The work of the House of Commons Library is guided by the interests of Members of Parliament, and the topics that are being debated in Parliament. Signing up for research alerts will help researchers to identify the areas that Parliament is interested in. It will also provide insight into how Members are briefed on topic areas, including in language and format, which may inform any future submissions to Parliament. 

More information: Find out more about the work of the House of Commons LibraryWatch the Knowledge Exchange Unit Online training videos which provides more information about the House of Commons Library 

Don’t forget your weekly Parliament fact! 

King Charles III was a member of the House of Lords and made his maiden speech in 1974 during a debate on Sport and Leisure. In his speech he quoted Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, Teilhard De Chardin and a pamphlet produced by the Sport Council for Wales. He remained a member until 1999, when the House of Lords Act 1999 removed the majority of hereditary peers from the House. 

So what?
The current members of the House of Lords have interests and expertise in a wide range of topics, and use this expertise to scrutinise policy. You can contact a member of the House of Lords to share your research or to propose a meeting on your work. Use the search function on the UK Parliament website to search for members who have expressed an interest in a policy area which relates to your research. 

More information

Note on this round-up

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If you consider yourself a knowledge mobiliser, find out how to join our informal network of knowledge mobilisers. This is a network of people whose role includes sharing research from their institution with other sectors, or supporting researchers to share their research.