Secondment Fellowships

Secondment Fellowships are for humanities and social science researchers who we already fund. Researchers spend three to six months working at non-academic organisations to develop their skills.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postgraduate training, Postdoctoral research

Level of funding:

A fully-funded extension to a fellowship, PhD or research assistant position

Duration of funding:

3 to 6 months

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

Key dates

We consider applications once a year.

  • Application deadline

    8 May 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    End of June

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

If you have a question about the scope and content of your project, contact:

POST: Dr Peter Border at, +44 (0)20 7219 2876, or Sarah Bunn at, +44 (0)20 7219 1860.

Science Museum:

WHO: Tanja Kuchenmüller at

OECD: Fabrice Murtin,