09 Mar

The Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2019- Scientists


[Applications are now open for the 2019 pairing scheme. They will close on 7 April 2019. If you have any questions about the application process please contact public.affairs@royalsociety.org] [Each year 30 research scientists are paired with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. They learn about each other’s work by spending time together in Westminster and the researcher’s institutions.

Those taking part gain an insight into how research findings can help inform policy making, and come away with a better understanding of how they can get involved.

How does the scheme work?
The scheme takes place annually, beginning with a ‘Week in Westminster’. Over the week the scientists take part in workshops, hear from invited speakers and spend two days shadowing their pair. This year’s week in Westminster will take place from Sunday 24 – Thursday 28 November 2019.]