BES Policy Fellowship with Natural Resources Wales

Applications for the 2022/23 BES Policy Fellowship hosted at Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are now open!

This Fellowship follows on from successful positions at Defra, DAERA and NatureScot over the past few years and is an amazing opportunity for a postdoc who is interested in the science-policy interface and how ecological evidence is translated into policy.

The Fellowship provides a prestigious opportunity for BES members to gain first-hand experience of working at the science-policy interface, improve their policy knowledge and awareness, develop their science – communication skills, and build their professional 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.

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The Fellow will work on the application of regenerative agriculture in Wales, and particularly on no-till methods. The successful candidate does not need to be an expert in this area, and the focus of the Fellowship will depend on prevailing policy needs as well as their interests and experience.


The Fellowship will start in December 2022, with the exact start date to be agreed between NRW, the Fellow, and the Fellow’s home institution.

The precise duration of the placement to be agreed between NRW, the Fellow and the Fellow’s home institution. The placement can be full-time or part-time.


A maximum of £20,000 is available from the BES to support the Fellowship, including salary, accommodation and other costs. Applicants are asked to specify and justify the amount of funding requested and how it would be spent.

The Fellow will remain employed by their home institution for the duration of the placement.


Applications to the BES Policy Fellowship will be open to any BES member who is affiliated with a Welsh institution (university, research organisation or otherwise) with two or more years’ research experience post-PhD. The Fellowship is only open to those who have UK Citizenship or an existing visa to work in the UK for the duration of the Fellowship.

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Applications can be made in English or Cymraeg.

If you have any questions about the Fellowship or application process, please get in touch with Daniela Russi, BES Senior Policy Manager,