Learn about the policymaking process with Engaging with Government

Engaging with Government is an annual three-day course run by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Institute for Government. Its aim is to help researchers understand the policymaking process and apply it to their research.

It also aims to build links between policymakers and new arts and humanities research.

Eligibility

You’ll need to meet both of these requirements:

  • you’re an arts and humanities researcher (at any post-doctoral career stage)
  • you’re based at a UK higher education institution or a recognised independent research organisation.

Find out more about eligibility in the Engaging with Government call for applications.

How to apply

Entry to the programme is competitive and an application is required.

You do not need policy experience to be eligible to apply, but you need to indicate why you are interested in policy making.

Applicants also need an understanding of what the programme can help them achieve and to articulate this in the application.

The course will be held at the Institute for Government Offices in central London on 21 to 23 February 2023, and applicants will need to commit to attending all three days in full or five half days if run virtually.

The costs of the course, accommodation, travel, and subsistence will be paid for according to AHRC’s standard terms and conditions (PDF, 162KB).

Find out more about Engaging with Government 2023.

More about Engaging with Government

Read a guide on policy making and lessons from Engaging with Government.

Last updated: 20 October 2022

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