Applications closed 31 January 2022.

  • Applications closed 31 January 2022.
  • Fellowships will start at the earliest in April 2022. 

About the scheme

The SSCP and SCENARIO DTP fellowship scheme, currently in its third iteration, provides an exciting opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in the communication of research to policy makers. Successful applicants will contribute to the activities of UK Parliament by working with POST on an area of science and technology policy, potentially outside their immediate area of expertise.

POST Fellowships typically involve the production of a POSTnote, a four-page research briefing that reviews the current research landscape in emerging areas, ensuring accuracy and impartiality. POST Fellowships may also involve being placed with a Select Committee, engaging directly with science and policy by supporting the Committee’s work in scrutinising Government.

Past SSCP and SCENARIO DTP fellows co-authored Blue Carbon, Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and  Decarbonising the gas network POSTnotes. Previous fellows have also been placed with select committees to work on their inquiries, including the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.

Work of past fellows


The DTP Fellowship is open to all postgraduate students registered for a PhD within the in their second or third year of study.

All applicants must be eligible for a full award under NERC’s standard studentship criteria (please see the UKRI Training Grants standard terms and conditions for further information).

How to apply

To apply:

Further information

For more information on the fellowship and the application process please see the NERC DTP fellowship application guide 2022 SSCP and SCENARIO DTP

For questions about POST fellowships, please contact us at

Got questions?

We have a series of resources to help you understand how we produce policy briefings and to answer any questions you might have about our fellowships.

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