PIPS opportunity – UKRI Policy Internships – Deadline: 12 Aug 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Policy Internships Scheme

The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

  • Call status: Open
  • Call opening date: 18 June 2019
  • Call closing date: 12 August 2019
The research councils organise the Policy Internships Scheme for current research council-funded doctoral students to work at host partner organisations on one or more policy topics relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event, or equivalent piece of work.Internships are available within 29 different host organisations, including parliamentary departments, government departments and non-governmental bodies, learned societies, charities and other organisations.

For BBSRC students

Where required, eligible travel and accommodation costs will be supported by the host partner up to a maximum limit of £2,400, with the exception of the Centre for Science and Policy, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, National Assembly for Wales Research Service, Northern Ireland Assembly, and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Students undertaking internships at one of these host partners will be required to access travel and accommodation costs from other sources, such as the relevant training grant. Any shortfall in funding will need to be met by the cash limit of the training grant. BBSRC does not offer any extensions in any of the above scenarios.  

PIPS opportunity – BBSRC Policy Internships – Deadline: 12 Aug 2019

Copyright: University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences

Call status: Open
Application deadline: 12 August 2019, 16:00

Summary

This is a 3-month internship opportunity for Research Council-funded PhD students to work in one of a selected group of highly influential science policy organisations. Typically, students on these internships will be expected to:

  • produce a briefing paper
  • participate in a policy inquiry, and/or
  • organise a policy event

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BBSRC WEBSITE

PIPS Opportunity – Public Engagement (EPSRC) – open call

PIPS Internship in Public Engagement (PoPPI Research Project)

Are you a self-motivated, creative PhD student looking for an challenging internship in Leeds?

PoPPI is a £3.4 million five-year collaborative programme, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), between the

  • ​University of Leeds
  • University of Bristol
  • Northern Institute for Cancer Research (Newcastle University)
  • AstraZeneca
  • Domainex

The programme focuses on the development of computational and chemical tools to classify protein-protein interactions (PPI) and use the resultant insight to synthesize molecules, which act as selective inhibitors and, which can be used as chemical probes. Understanding and modulating the PPIs will increase the knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of diseases, such as cancer and the neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. Alzheimer’s, Huntingdon’s and Parkinson’s.

See an introductory video on the PoPPI website:

https://poppi.website

You will be tasked with generating sustainable resources for PoPPI that can be used to engage a wide audience including:

(i) the general public to well informed pupils & students

(ii) biologists and chemists with an interest in the PoPPI programme, and interests in modern drug discovery.

This could take the form of animations, videos, cartoons etc. The PIPS intern will be expected to lead on the development of these resources in consultation with the PoPPI investigators and team members as appropriate, and, an appropriate budget will be made available to deliver on these goals. Capability in web-design together with strong oral and written communication skills are desirable. Flexible working arrangements are possible by agreement. For additional information on public engagement see: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/about-engagement/what-public-engagement

Based at The University of Leeds.

If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Amy Rees a.l.rees@leeds.ac.uk

 

in vivo skills funding call 2019

Deadline: applications must be received by midnight Friday 28th June 2019.

Who can apply?

This call for applications is to the primary supervisors of 2018 entry White Rose BBSRC DTP students, as well as those who have students starting in 2019.

These awards can only be used for projects in whole, living protected animals.  Other species, such as insects, are not eligible for use of these funds.

Projects should train the student in the use of advanced integrative in vivo skills.

You may only apply once.

In scope:

Research skills training where a major component of the work involves developing and applying sophisticated physiological, immunological, pharmacological, behavioural observation or experimentation in whole, living protected animals (as defined in the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986) in order to understand normal and abnormal biological / psychological mechanisms. Research projects must provide significant hands-on in vivo skills training, including (but not limited to): surgical and pre-clinical skills, complex experiments, novel imaging technologies and/or other innovative techniques.

Out of scope:

Research training which is predominantly focused on the generation of transgenic lines; model systems lacking clear novelty; or the use of animals primarily as sources of DNA, cells, tissues or biological fluids, are not included in the priority area.

Further details from the BBSRC are available HERE

How much? 

This is the final round for DTP2 and our remaining budget is only £20k in total.  We are therefore only accepting bids for £5k each.  We will make 4 awards @ £5k each.

How to apply? 

Deadline: applications must be received by midnight Friday 28th June 2019.

Send completed applications via email to Catherine Liddle, DTP Co-ordinator: c.m.liddle@leeds.ac.uk

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE

 

 

PIPS opportunity – The Royal Institution (RI) – deadline 1 July 2019

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Monday 1 July and interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday 11 July.

The Royal Institution (Ri) is looking for an intern to start in late September 2019 to assist the Ri team with administering and delivering its programme of masterclasses. This placement will involve working with the Ri during its busiest and most exciting time of year and would be ideal for anyone interested in learning more about maths enrichment activities in an educational setting, and STEM communication more generally. It is a full-time 12 week placement working Tuesday to Saturday, based in Central London with the requirement to travel to Masterclass sessions in London and the South East. Students will therefore be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement. I understand that some funding bodies/DTPs offer expenses for this purpose.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

For more information about our internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

PIPS opportunity – Academy of Medical Sciences Grants and Programmes for 2019-20

The Academy of Medical Sciences is pleased to open applications to our Grants and Programmes internship scheme for internships in 2019/20.

The scheme is open to BBSRC-funded PhD students through the PIPS scheme.

Students spend three months at the Academy offices in central London. The scheme is designed to give students first-hand experience of the research funding and career development sectors, and to build valuable networks with the UK’s most eminent medical scientists and senior science and health stakeholders.

More details can be found at https://acmedsci.ac.uk/about/administration/internship-schemes.

Contact:

Dr Kim Hutchings
International Grants Manager
The Academy of Medical Sciences
41 Portland Place
London W1B 1QH

+44 (0)20 3141 3234