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For a UK Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, get the background on the decision-makers

Top tips

  • Mine public reports or contact staff for a sense of what the intelligence community is really after in your chosen field
  • Keep the end users of your research—the intelligence community—in mind at all times
  • Your proposal must appeal to intelligence staff not adept in the technical details
  • Discuss details of the letter of support with your head of department

Managed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme is funded by the Government Office for Science. Fellowships offer up to £200,000 at 80 per cent of full economic cost over two years. They support unclassified—that is, not designated as secret—basic research on a list of topics drawn up by members of the intelligence community (IC). This year 21 topics have been selected and the deadline for applications is 19 April.

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