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​Academic Fellowship scheme

The Academic Fellowship scheme enables academics at a senior (post-PhD) career level to spend time working with Senedd Research on a specific project, where this will have mutual benefit to the academic and to the National Assembly for Wales.

The scheme aims to:

  • Provide access to expertise on topics of relevance to priority areas;
  • Promote public understanding of the Assembly amongst the research community;
  • Cultivate relationships between Assembly staff and the research community; and
  • Support the Assembly Commission’s strategic goals of providing outstanding parliamentary support and engaging with all the people of Wales.


Coming soon!

The next call for academic fellows to work with Senedd Research will open on Monday 3 February 2020.

As in 2019, there will be:

  • A Directed call for academics to work on projects proposed by the Assembly
  • An Open call for academics to suggest their own ideas for projects of relevance to the Assembly.

Key dates:

Call opens: Monday 3 February 2020

Call closes: Monday 2 March 2020

Interviews with applicants: Likely to be week commencing 16 March 2020

Fellowships start: After Easter 2020 (precise dates to be agreed)

Induction event for new fellows: Likely to be week commencing 20 April

The Fellowship scheme is open to researchers with a PhD who are employed at a UK higher education institution. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Information about how to apply and the projects proposed for the direct call will appear on this webpage on 3 February 2020.


Further Information about the 2019 scheme

The call for applications for 2019 is closed. More information about the 2019 fellows is available here.


Guidance and Frequently asked Questions - 2019

Further information on the scheme can be obtained from


Fellowship topics proposed for 2019



Find out more about the Fellows who are currently working with the Assembly
Find out more about the Fellows who have completed their Fellowship
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Read the Research Briefings in the IN BRIEF blog by Senedd Research


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