Each year 30 research scientists are paired with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. They learn about each other’s work by spending time together in Westminster and the researcher’s institutions.
Those taking part gain an insight into how research findings can help inform policy making, and come away with a better understanding of how they can get involved. Find out who has taken part in previous years.
How does the scheme work?
This year’s pairing scheme will be fully online beginning with a virtual ‘Week in Westminster’. Over the week the scientists will take part in workshops, hear from invited speakers and spend time with their pair.
Read March 2020’s 'Week in Westminster' agenda (PDF) or find out more about our 2020 participants’ experience at #SciWestminster20