• support PhD students who have recently completed their PhDs, or are nearing submission, to distil the key findings from the PhD thesis and to consider how best to communicate with the main audiences in both a policy/practitioner and academic field, including through submission to academic journals. Fellows will be asked to consider implications/impacts of COVID-19 on their area of research in the application form, if appropriate.
• Through use of written, visual, and oral presentation, including traditional publication forms as well as more innovative and interactive approaches, support Fellows to better understand how to maximise impact of and engagement with their findings.
• Through working with policy and/or practitioners in their field, help Fellows improve their understanding of the role of research in policy/ practice.
• Contribute to capacity building in the field of crime and justice research including, through support from mentors, to explore potential for Fellows to submit grant applications to further their work.
The funding for the Fellowships will be for £5,000 and we expect to support 6 applicants. The Fellowships can be either a full time or part time commitment, but they should be completed within 7 months of commencement.
In addition to the £5,000 funding, the Fellowships will include:
• A session led by policy makers and analysts on why, how, and when they need evidence and what they find most useful.
• A writer’s retreat/workshop to develop skills in writing for a policy or practice audience.
• Mentoring from a Scottish Government analyst and a policy maker/practitioner.
• Fellows being hosted/made an associate member of an institution in SCCJR/SIPR.
• Comments on outputs from a policy maker/practitioner in the policy area of interest and a Scottish Government analyst.
• Publication of outputs by SCCJR as part of a Fellowship series, including support in editing and presentation, with cross publication of policing relevant projects on the SIPR website.
• The opportunity to present your work at a mini conference in 2022 with other successful applicants.