Secondment Fellowships

Secondment Fellowships are for early-career humanities and social science researchers who we already fund. Researchers spend three to six months at one of the following organisations:

  • Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), London
  • Science Museum, London
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postgraduate, Early

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



You’re studying for a Masters or PhD.


You’re starting your career in postdoctoral research.

Key dates

We consider applications once a year.

  • Applications deadline

    27 April 2017

  • Recruitment day for shortlisted candidates

    25 May 2017

  • Secondment begins

    Either autumn 2017 or early 2018

Contact us

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

Or call

+44 (0)20 7611 5757

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

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

Science Museum:


OECD: Fabrice Murtin,