Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme

Central Lobby, Houses of Parliament

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?

PLEASE NOTE: Fellowships are not available with Government Departments through this Scheme.

For further information please consult the detailed guidance note and the list of frequently asked questions. Should you have any further questions, you can contact Dr Caroline Kenny at POST [email protected]

How to apply

Academics can apply through two main routes:

1. Open call

Propose a project of your choosing. This call is now closed.

 

2. Directed call

This call is now closed. Read about the successful fellows.

How to apply

Successful Fellows

  • We have seven Fellows currently working within the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Read their biographies and the projects they are working on in Parliament.  

Areas of parliamentary interest

Are you looking for inspiration on what to propose as part of your fellowship? Parliament is interested in receiving fellowship applications in the following two areas:

Further Information