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

These opportunities and resources have been sent to members of the KEU’s informal network for knowledge mobilisers, for circulation to the research community (find out more about the network).

Select committee inquiries launched in the last seven days (since 12 October 2022)

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.

Select committee inquiries launched since the beginning of October

Please click the title of any inquiry listed below to be taken to a summary of that inquiry and the full call for 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”.

We are recruiting to two important new parliamentary academic fellowship projects

We are very excited to be seeking academics to conduct parliamentary academic fellowships to support on two timely and important areas of work.

Firstly, we are looking for an expert to support the delivery of energy briefing material in the House of Commons Library

Secondly, we are looking for an expert to provide support and expertise to the International Affairs Unit on the UK Government’s international and national security policy.

All the information you need, including on eligibility and how to apply, is found on our fellowship webpage here.

The deadline to apply for one of these roles is 23:55 on Sunday 20 November 2022*.

*We know this is a short deadline and we know this makes it much harder for you to conduct the necessary internal discussions and turn around the application. We would like to apologise sincerely for this: as our team has been at half capacity since the summer, we just haven’t been able to get the call out sooner.

Why should I engage? Fellowships offer the opportunity to work closely with a team in Parliament, supporting and informing its work, building capacity or helping evolve processes, or delivering a unique project. Find out more about why to engage with Parliament hereAnd find more on engagement for impact here.   

More information: Find out more information about the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme here. And find information about the outcomes and impacts arising from previous fellowships here.  

For all you early risers

Did you know that there’s a parliamentary process through which Patricia Gibson MP recently showed her support for Zain’s curry house in Daltry, whilst Liz Saville Roberts MP congratulated the Dolffanog Fawr Guest House, and Trefeddian Hotel for their success in the Good Hotel Guide 2022?

They did this through submitting an Early Day Motion (EDM) for debate in the House of Commons.

EDMs are used to put on record the views of individual MPs or to draw attention to specific events or campaigns. Other MPs can then add their signatures to show their support for an EDM. This means EDMs can be used to demonstrate the level of parliamentary support for a particular cause.

EDMs can be on all manner of topics. Other recent EDMs include around School Uniform Banks, Fracking and Long Covid.

So what?
Whilst few EDMs are actually debated, many EDMs attract a great deal of public interest and media coverage. So, if you would like to raise awareness about something relating to your research, you could engage with your local MP and ask them to submit an EDM.

More information

Note on this round-up

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