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The  Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme delivers opportunities for researchers to forge useful and lasting connections with decision-makers in Parliament. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for researchers to learn about how research feeds into practice and the challenges faced by decision-makers, as well as increasing opportunities for researchers from all disciplines to engage and connect with people in Parliament.

Former fellows report outcomes including:

• Research impact, for example through contributing to scrutiny, or changing processes in Parliament

• Increased knowledge of Parliament, for example about parliamentary processes and Parliament’s use of research evidence

• Developed networks, for example amongst parliamentary staff, Members and other stakeholders

• Impact on own research agenda, for example, insights leading to new research questions

• Publications, for example peer reviewed journal articles or blogs

• Impacts on teaching, for example feeding into lectures and seminars

• Impacts on career, for example leading to professional recognition

Fellowships are open to all UK-based researchers who have a PhD, and those working in UK universities in knowledge exchange or impact.

To apply, applicants must: 

  • Identify the project they would like to apply for. Please see below for links to proposed projects. 

  • Read the Guidance Note for Applicants.

  • Complete an Application Form and send a copy of the completed form, along with a two-page CV and a sample of writing for a non-academic audience of between 500–1500 words (or URL to writing sample of same length), to We would also appreciate if you would complete and send us the Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire, although this is voluntary. You should mark the subject of the email as: “PAFS: [number and title of project]”.  

Deadline is 11.59pm on 19 Jan 2020.

Interviews from 3rd February 2020 onwards 


Full details and to apply