Via this page, you will find regular updates of policy engagement opportunities, including policy secondments and pairings, events and training and details of government consultations and calls for evidence.

To discuss any aspects of this, or for further support, please contact the IPR.

Building policy networks

UUCN climate evidence survey

UK Universities Climate Network (of which the University of Bath is a member) is compiling a database of climate change expertise to more easily locate experts for opportunities, including engagement with policymakers. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Policy secondments and fellowships

UKRI policy fellowships

Many UKRI policy fellowships are currently open for applications. For a full list of opportunities, visit the UKRI website.

Upcoming events and training

CONF 24: Strengthening and Sustaining Arts and Humanities Research in Policy

The Arts and Humanities Sub-Committee Fringe Event will focus on the how we can strengthen and sustain Arts and Humanities research within Public Policy. With an exciting line up of speakers and panelists, as well three parallel workshops to choose from, we aim for this space to be one where academics, policy professionals, and knowledge brokers can collaborate, discuss, and organise around Arts and Humanities Policy Engagement. The event will take place on Monday 13 May 2024 (12:30-15:00)

Policy engagement for early-career researchers

An online session, run by The Academia Europaea and Cardiff University, targeted at Early Career Researchers interested in understanding how their research can generate impact beyond their disciplinary areas, with practical tips on how to engage policymakers. Takes place online on Wednesday 18 May 2024 (13:00-14:30).

CSaP Annual Conference

The CSaP Anuual Conference brings together policy professionals, academic experts and business leaders for a day of talks and presentations, and to share and discuss issues and ideas on a range of topics from innovation and economic growth, to climate and sustainability. Takes place Tuesday 18 June 2024 (9:30-18:00) at the Royal Society in London.

Evidence requests

POST Note contributions

POSTnotes are short evidence briefings produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). POST welcomes researchers with relevant expertise to get in touch in relation to upcoming POSTnotes:

To contribute evidence to a POSTnote email the contact listed above a short introduction to yourself and your research

  • state which POSTnote you are responding to
  • briefly outline your area of expertise relevant to the POSTnote
  • you can also mention relevant skills, experience and knowledge
  • provide a link to your online profile
  • provide open access links to your most relevant published papers and blogs

Department for Education: New areas of research interest

In January, the Department for Education (DfE) published its new Areas of Research Interest (ARI). The publication sets out the DfE’s research priorities and the key areas in which it wants to work with the research community. These priorities will be used as part of an ADR UK-funded programme to help make research more policy relevant and to have greater impact.

Consultations and calls for evidence

The UK Government website has a live list of open consultations and calls for evidence. These opportunities can be filtered by organisation, status and location, and are regularly updated. While this IPR webpage will highlight notable opportunities, many others may be available on the UK Government site.

Select Committee inquiries

The UK Government website has a live list of open Select Committee enquiries. You can filter by keywords and date.