The Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme

Central to MetroPolis offering are the MetroPolis Chancellor’s Fellowships – a prestigious fellowship scheme to offer placements to a small cohort of high-quality research-led academics at Manchester Metropolitan University.  If Manchester Metropolitan researchers are to influence policy, they need to understand policy making in the ‘real world’ and be highly engaged in fast-moving policy debates and have the flexibility to respond quickly. We target these placements into the offices of elected parliamentary members, policy organisations, major charities, public sector bodies and local and national government. The placements enable clear pathways to open up between research and policy impacts.

We match researchers with policy-making organisations for a period of between 6 weeks to 6 months. We can provide costs up to £9000 per placement to cover expenses including accommodation, travel, paying for research assistant time, or purchasing equipment to enable/support the work. The individual placements can be part of the academic’s normal duties or a fully-embedded experience. The placements are designed to enable high-level research input into policy development, but also facilitate knowledge exchange between the academic and the host organisation in terms of research methodologies, academic expertise, policy-making processes and user environment experience. The ultimate outcome for the academic will be input into big policy challenges.

We invite academics to engage with the Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme at various points in their research activity from research design, through to dissemination of research findings. Fellows are asked to nominate a chosen placement organisation that they have already established links with or are endeavouring to establish links with currently. We welcome a number of approaches and experimental models, and will support a flexible approach that takes into account individual Fellows workloads and circumstances.

See here the Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme Briefing Document and Frequently Asked Questions:

MetroPolis Fellowship briefing document

MetroPolis Fellowship FAQs

For a copy of the application form, or for further information, please contact Emily Goodier, including ‘Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme’ in the subject line.

MetroPolis are proud to announce the first two researchers awarded the Chancellor’s Fellowship of 2017: