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UK’s Open Innovation Team Welcomes PhD Students for Collaboration

The United Kingdom’s Open Innovation Team has launched its applications for the eagerly anticipated PhD placement programme for the year 2025.

This esteemed programme, as detailed on its website, presents an exceptional opportunity for students to immerse themselves in real-world policy projects spanning an array of critical areas.

These include but are not limited to health, justice, education, sustainability, energy, international development, and AI, reflecting the team’s commitment to tackling multifaceted challenges with innovative solutions.

The placements, extending over a duration of three months, offer participants a unique chance to contribute meaningfully to ongoing policy initiatives.

A notable highlight of this year’s programme is the introduction of collaboration with the team’s new Evaluation Service, affording students the opportunity to engage in assessing the impact of government policies—a valuable addition that promises enriched learning experiences.

Participating students can anticipate a transformative journey, wherein they not only engage in substantive policy work but also cultivate essential skills and competencies through interactions with seasoned professionals in the field.

The programme’s emphasis on networking ensures that participants are well-positioned to navigate the complexities of policy-making and emerge as adept problem-solvers equipped to effect positive change.

Aspiring candidates are urged to mark their calendars, with the application deadline set for June 14, 2024. The placement itself is slated to commence in January 2025, providing ample time for successful applicants to prepare for their immersive experience.

For those seeking further insights into the programme, information sessions have been scheduled on May 15 (1-2 pm) and May 31 (2-3 pm), offering invaluable opportunities to interact directly with programme coordinators and gain deeper insights into the application process and expectations.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Open Innovation Team’s website for comprehensive application details and pertinent information.

With a track record of nurturing talent and facilitating career transitions, the programme boasts a legacy of serving over 150 students since its inception in 2016, many of whom have transitioned into impactful roles within the policy sphere, testament to the programme’s efficacy in fostering professional growth and development.

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