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 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. Dates for the next round will be announced in early 2018.

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, or Sarah Bunn, +44 (0)20 7219 1860,

Science Museum:


OECD: Fabrice Murtin,