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MetroPolis Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme


After the successful first call for applications, MetroPolis are pleased to announce the second call for applications for the Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme are open.

The Fellowships are an ideal opportunity for staff who are developing potential policy-related impact linked to an evidence base in their research findings. The fellowships offer staff access to funding of up to £9,000 to cover the costs of a placement with an external organisation that can help to accelerate policy impact. Organisations can include government departments (international, national or local), think tanks, charities and businesses.

Established or establishing researchers from Manchester Met with a proven track record of high quality research with the potential to translate into policy impact are eligible to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit MetroPolis.


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Evidence Based Policy Training by Chris Fox

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Chris is a Professor of Evaluation, Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit ( and a member of MMU’s MetroPolis (

He has advised government departments on the use of evidence in policy-making and regularly trains civil servants and public sector managers on evaluation and evidence-based policy and practice. In this session Professor Chris Fox provides an introduction to Evidence-Based Policy. He will provide a brief introduction to policy-making in England and Wales, look at ideas behind Evidence-Based Policy, the use of Systematic Reviews and finish with some practical steps MMU academics can take to get involved with policy-making.

This event is being delivered as part of the MetroPolis initiative which aims to better connect Manchester Metropolitan University researchers with policymakers.
MetroPolis is a research-led think tank, aiming to support the community.
For more information on, and to see some of our research please follow the link here.

If you are interested in this sort of training go onto our Eventbrite Event page page and register for a ticket