Call for applications for Scottish justice fellowships

Call for applications for Scottish justice fellowships

The Scottish government, the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) are offering short-term fellowships to PhD students in Scotland to turn their thesis into research summaries and associated materials for policymakers and practitioners.

The SCCJR said there is substantial untapped resource in PhDs completed in Scotland on policing, crime, justice and related issues (e.g. healthcare in justice settings, domestic violence) and we are seeking to support further knowledge exchange and dissemination.

These fellowships will be available from autumn 2018 and would be for those recently completed (within two years), or nearing completion (within three months to submission) of a PhD. Students at all Scottish universities are eligible to apply.

The funding for the fellowships will be for £3,000. This can be either a full time or part time commitment, but they must be completed within six months of commencement. In addition to the £3,000 the fellowships involve:

  • A writers retreat/workshop to develop skills in writing for a policy or practice audience
  • A session with Scottish government policymakers and analysts on why, how and when they need evidence and what they find most useful
  • Mentoring, support and hosting (computer and library access) from one of the member universities of SCCJR or SIPR, the academic partners of this initiative
  • Comments on summary/outputs from SG partner in the policy area of interest
  • Publication of outputs by SCCJR as part of a Fellowship series, with cross-publication of policing relevant projects on the SIPR website
  • The opportunity to present your work at a mini-conference in spring 2019 with other successful applicants

Applications are sought by Friday 14th September 2018 (12 noon) to start from October 2018 and to end no later than March 2019. We expect to fund around 5-6 awards this year.

For more information including application details click here.

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