The UK Parliament is piloting an Academic Fellowship Scheme that will offer academic researchers at every stage of their career the rare opportunity to work on specific projects from inside Westminster’s walls.
The Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme is offering academics from different subject areas and at any career stage the opportunity to come and work in Parliament.
Funded by monies made available to universities to increase the impact of their research, the Scheme includes opportunities for academics to work on specific projects proposed by offices inside Parliament, as well as enabling academics to propose a project of their choosing.
The Scheme has been endorsed by the Research Councils in particular, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Who can apply
The Fellowship Scheme is open to academics of all levels and experience who employed at a UK higher education institution that holds either an ESRC or EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Unsure if your university holds an IAA award?
How to apply
Academics can apply through two main routes:
1. OPEN CALL: Propose a project of your choosing. This call is now open.
- Deadline for outline applications: midnight 30 June 2017
- Deadline for detailed applications (where requested): midnight 31 August 2017
2. DIRECTED CALL: This call is now closed.
For further information please consult the detailed guidance note and the list of frequently asked questions. PLEASE NOTE: The guidance note and frequently asked questions have been recently updated.
Should you have any further questions, you can contact Dr Caroline Kenny at POST [email protected]