If you are successful in your application to be part of the IPR Net Zero Policy Fellowship Programme, you will be matched with academics from the University whose research and expertise aligns with your specific policy challenge(s).
We will take time to talk to you and understand your motivations and interests in taking part and will ask you to distil between six and eight policy questions or areas of interest. We will use this to create a bespoke programme of one-to-one meetings with University of Bath academics in-person on campus, or online via Teams or Zoom.
Not all academics you meet with will be working directly in your area and we may recommend you meet academics on the boundaries of one or more of your questions – for example, they may have addressed the issue in relation to a different policy area, but where examples of key learnings can be drawn.
All academics will be able to engage in a thought-provoking discussion to stimulate your thinking.
What to expect?
To ensure the programme is right for you, the IPR team will arrange an initial discussion to learn more about your areas of interest and your motivations for taking part. We will also ask you to prepare policy questions around which you would like to focus discussions and ask you to prepare a short biography.
Using your questions or area of focus, we will then arrange a series of 40 to 60-minute meetings. We will work with you to arrange a suitable time to visit us, or to connect with our academics remotely.
How to apply
You can apply for the IPR Net Zero Policy Fellowship Programme individually, or as a group (e.g., a team from the same Department or organisation looking to address the same policy questions or challenges).
For an informal conversation about the programme, or to register your interest to take part, please contact Andy Dunne (Policy Engagement Manager) outlining:
- Your current professional role and a short biography
- Your reasons for applying
- Key questions you would like to explore through the programme, or your specific area(s) of interest (between six to eight policy questions)
- Your preference for visiting the University of Bath in-person or arranging meetings online and an indication of your availability.
If you are a member of staff and would like to participate, please email Andy (email@example.com) to express your interest.