This month we take a closer look at placements, what sort of placements have taken place in the past, what opportunities there are outside of the CHASE placement scheme and how you can apply for your own placement. A placement is an excellent personal and professional development opportunity. You will develop skills, demonstrate the impact of your research expertise outside of academia and gain additional experience to add to your CV.
How to find a CHASE placement
There are two main ways to find a CHASE placement:
Check the placement opportunities page to see the current list of placements we are promoting to see what is currently available. Look out for updates in the Placements section of the CHASE monthly bulletin.
You can propose your own placement with any organisation that you feel is relevant to your development needs.
Here are some CHASE funded students speaking about their placements, how they came about and what they gained.
Marie-Alix Thouaille, CHASE funded student at UEA speaks about her placement with Vitae.
Helene Kazan, CHASE funded student at Goldsmiths, University of London, speaks about her placement with The Goethe-Institut, Germany.
Dr Andy Fleming and Catherine Healy CHASE funded student at UEA talk about doing a placement at The Brilliant Club.
There are currently placement opportunities at the Brilliant Club
Matthew Lecznar, CHASE funded student at the University of Sussex speaks to students at Encounters about his placement with Wasafiri.
Other placement schemes
AHRC International Placement Scheme
The International Placement Scheme (IPS) is an annual programme providing Research Fellowships to AHRC/ESRC-funded doctoral students, early career researchers and doctoral-level research assistants. There are 71 placements available across the eight world-leading, international institutions. The annual scheme, now in its 16th year, provides funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC funded doctoral students.
If you are interested in applying, please get in touch with your institutional contact
Deadline 6 February 2020
POST Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme
Following the success of POST’s Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme pilot, POST’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU) has reopened the scheme. The scheme has two streams: a directed call and an open call. The open call will go out in Spring 2020, and the directed call is now live.
Various offices across Parliament have drafted projects, which they would like an academic fellow to conduct. These projects include contributing to core work of the office, filling gaps in expertise, building staff capacity and skills, informing parliamentary scrutiny, analysing and evaluating parliamentary practices, or helping to grow Parliament’s academic networks.
Deadline 19 January 2020
Here are just some of the organisations that have hosted or are hosting a CHASE placement:
Can I undertake an international placement?
Yes. You can also claim standard class international travel costs and support with accommodation costs for the duration of your placement.
I am an organisation who would like to work with a CHASE student on a project, how do I go about arranging this.
Great! Get in touch with Dr Steven Colburn, CHASE Placements & Partnerships Officer email@example.com
I am not funded by CHASE but am at a CHASE institution, can I undertake a placement?
There are a number of placement opportunities that will become available to non-funded CHASE students, these will be circulated to our administrative contacts for circulation or will be listed here.