BES Policy Fellowship

Our new Fellowship programme will be launching in 2017, giving members the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working within Government.

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Sergeant Tom Robinson RLC/MOD

We are committed to making the best scientific evidence available to decision-makers, and supporting members to build their policy engagement skills and enhance the impact of their work.

The Policy Fellowship with UK Government will offer mid-career ecologists the chance to spend up to six months on a placement embedded within a government department or agency, applying their scientific expertise to a practical policy challenge. The Fellowship will provide a prestigious opportunity for our members to gain first-hand experience of working within government, enhancing their policy knowledge and awareness, developing their science communication skills, and building networks at an exciting and crucial time for environmental policy. The Fellowship will also help to foster wider links between the ecological and policy communities, and support policy development informed by outstanding science.

Our first Policy Fellowship will be open for applications in Spring 2017. If you would like to be informed when applications open, or to find out more about the scheme, please contact Ben Connor, Policy Manager.