POST fellowships

POST runs several fellowship schemes with Research Councils, learned societies and charities. Through these schemes, academics are sponsored to spend time working in Parliament. Some fellowships are also open to post-doctoral researchers in academia and industry.

Types of fellowships

Two types of fellowships are available:

Fellowships open to PhD students

These are schemes that enable PhD students to spend (usually) three months working at POST. Most fellows will research, write and publish a POSTnote during their time with us, but some fellows have instead been placed with a parliamentary Select Committee or Library.

Further information about the fellowship schemes is posted here and on the sponsoring organisations' websites.

Fellowships open to academics with PhDs

The Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme will re-open at the beginning of December 2019, with a directed call for academics to work on projects proposed by UK Parliament. More information, including Parliament's proposed projects, application forms and guidelines for application will be available at the beginning of December on the fellowship scheme webpages.


The next rounds for the following fellowships will open at various times. Please check here and on the fellowship sponsor's website for further details.

In addition to these schemes, we run a number of competitive schemes with Masters courses to allow Masters students to join POST for one month. These opportunities are advertised through the university course co-ordinators.

Please note that we do not take on undergraduate, masters or PhD students outside of the competitive schemes.

Past fellows

Contact POST

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Houses of Parliament

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