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Would you like to help policy makers to use your research and expertise?

Applications open for the first NCE Policy Fellowships starting in the new academic year.


Nottingham Civic Exchange is pleased to announce that we are seeking the best ideas to make a difference in policy to help improve society. Building on our expertise and desire to maximise the work of colleagues across the School of Social Science we are launching our new policy fellowship scheme in the new academic year to support up to three Social Science colleagues to promote and develop policy engagement and impact from their work. By enhancing the space for colleagues to deliver policy and civic impact using an established and successful government fellowship model we hope to highlight and share the great research and expertise we have in the school.

Our NCE Policy Fellows will be offered planning and coaching support alongside capacity-building funding to help fellows develop meaningful engagement with policymakers. You will also be part of a small network of Policy Fellows who can support each other and engage with our developing Policy Engagement Group funded through IKEP which is running across NTU.

If you are a civic partner looking to boost the impact of your work do not forget we can work with you too, but this project is just for NTU Social Science colleagues this time around.

NCE will support successful Fellows to refine their engagement and address the policy challenges they encounter through their work. We will identify and explore different approaches to engagement and target work based on where policy fellows are coming from and aiming to. Researchers will be supported to develop new and deeper links beyond academia, enabling knowledge exchange and individual skills development whilst boosting the opportunity to make a difference. If this sounds interesting, we hope you will consider applying.

Consider applying for the Policy Fellowship to develop your policy engagement skills such as:

  • hosting workshops/roundtables with policy makers
  • creating and sharing policy briefs
  • undertaking longer-term impact and knowledge exchange planning
  • stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • publishing policy focused reports and blog outputs
  • select committee submission

The Fellowships will run from October 2023 until the end of the academic year. To apply you simply need to consider and complete the short online application form which seeks to understand your ideas, policy awareness and expertise. Successful candidates and proposed project focus will be shared via the NCE news. To find out more please view our NCE Policy Fellowship application guide which contains details on how to apply. Please contact us at NCE if you have any questions.

Nottingham Civic Exchange

Nottingham Civic Exchange has been established by Nottingham Trent University to maximise research, policy and practical impact by bringing together university expertise with partners seeking to address the needs of communities. Nottingham Civic Exchange acts as a resource to look at social and economic issues in new ways. This means facilitating debate, acting as a bridge between research and policy debates, and developing practical projects at a local, city and regional level.

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