Institute of Food Science and Technology Fellowship 2024-2025

POST and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) are offering a 3 month fellowship to PhD students completing a PhD on a food science and technology topic based in a UK University. There is one funded fellowship available.

Applications for 2024-2025 are now open to PhD students of UK universities researching a food science and technology topic.

Applications close at 23:59 on 17 July 2024.

Institute of Food Science and Technology Fellowship

About the scheme

Successful applicants will be based in UK Parliament, supporting its use of research evidence. Most fellows assist POST in providing briefing material for parliamentarians on emerging food science and technology topics. Work may include:

  • Producing a POSTnote or POSTbrief (briefing documents to help inform the work of MPs and Peers), or contributing to a longer briefing report.
  • Assisting a select committee in an ongoing inquiry.
  • Organising a seminar to inform or disseminate research.

PhD Fellows are encouraged to interact closely with people and activities in the two Houses of Parliament, including Select committees, MPs and Peers, their support services, ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group’ meetings and the very wide range of other activities at the Palace of Westminster.

The fellowship can be carried out full-time for three months or part-time over a longer period. Successful applicants will be expected to start their fellowship between September 2023 and June 2024. The exact start date is to be agreed between the applicant, POST, and the applicant’s supervisor.


Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants should be in the second or third year of their PhD studies, undertaking research studies related to Food Science and Technology at a UK university. Students who are writing up their theses but have not yet graduated are eligible to apply. For all our fellowship schemes, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. You do not have to be a member of the IFST to apply, although the IFST encourages students to join to benefit from its networks. See the fellowship criteria.

Successful candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks. This includes security vetting to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level. All successful candidates are required to pass these checks before an offer can be confirmed.

To find out more and to apply, please visit the POST website.