• Applications are closed for the 2021/2022 Wellcome Trust humanities and social sciences Fellowship
  • Open to Wellcome researchers and PhD students
  • Applications closed on 16 April 2021

About the scheme

This scheme enables a Wellcome Trust-funded PhD student, post-doc or early-career researcher in humanities and social science, to join POST for three months.

If your application is successful, you will work closely with science advisers, specialists, and committee clerks.

You will learn how to write for policy and express complex ideas to a broad audience. And at the end you will publish an impartial briefing for Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

You can apply if

 you either hold one of the following awards:

or you are a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher funded by one of the following:

How to apply

You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). Visit Wellcome for a full description of the scheme and to submit your application.

Submit your application by 17:00 BST, 16 April 2021. We do not accept late applications.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to POST for an interview in week commencing 17th May.

We will let you know of our decision by 31st May 2021.

About the Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. The Trust supports biomedical research and the medical humanities. Its breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. The Trust is independent of both political and commercial interests.

POSTnotes written by fellows funded through the Wellcome Trust Fellowship include:

Frequently asked questions

What is a POST fellowship? Who can apply for it? Who pays for it? We have put together a page with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about POST fellowships.

If you have further question you can reach us at postfellowships@parliament.uk