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Academic fellowships

Parliament offers a range of fellowships which enable academics to come and work at Parliament.

There are opportunities for academic researchers at any stage of their career to conduct research within Parliament, either examining Parliament itself or producing research to be used by Parliamentarians.

POST's Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme

Academics can work on a specific research project issued by an office in Parliament, or propose a project of their choosing.
Directed call
This scheme reopened at the beginning of December 2019, with a directed call for academics to work on projects issued by UK Parliament. It is now a rolling scheme, and Parliament will issue projects at any point, according to its needs. For more information on projects for which we are currently seeking fellows, see: Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme - Directed Call.

Open call

An open call for academics to propose projects opened in June 2020.  The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest for the 2020 scheme has now passed.  For more information on this scheme, see: Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme - Open Call
Previous rounds
A report on the previous 2016-2019 scheme can be found here: 'Parliamentary academic fellowship scheme pilot: a review of the scheme, its impacts, and recommendations for future schemes'. It includes a review of the scheme, details of projects conducted and their impacts, and five case studies.

POST PhD Fellowships

PhD students can be sponsored to spend (usually) three months working at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). Some fellowships are also open to post-doctoral researchers in academia and industry. This scheme is run with Research Councils, learned societies and charities. Find out more about POST PhD Fellowships.