There’s an interesting 6 month fellowship at OPSI for work on economics of public sector information being funded by ESRC and National Archives. Deadline for applications is 6th August:
Valuing information: an economic analysis of public sector information and its re-use
Length of Fellowship: Six months
Proposed start date: Autumn 2009
Applications to be submitted as soon as possible (and by 6 August)
Location of Fellowship: The National Archives’ sites (Central London and Kew)
As part of its Placement Fellowship Scheme, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The National Archives welcome applications from academic economists interested in working in a research capacity in the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI). OPSI is part of The National Archives, a member of the Ministry of Justice family, working to set standards, deliver access and encourage the re-use of PSI.
The Placement Fellowship Scheme encourages social science researchers to spend time within a partner organisation to undertake policy relevant research and to develop the research skills of partner employees. The Fellowship will be jointly funded by the ESRC and OPSI while the Fellow remains employed by his or her institution.
See the document below for further details on the Placement Fellowship: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/esrc-placement-fellowship-june-09.pdf