UCL Public Policy


Fellowship Funding

The UCL Policy Fellows programme provides UCL researchers with the opportunity to work directly with policy professionals whilst embedded within a policy environment. Offering an in-depth learning experience for early career researchers through to more established academics, our tailored partnerships provide an impactful policy engagement opportunity.

Public Policy Fellowship Funding

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How is it funded?

The UCL Policy Fellows programme is funded through Research England and Impact Acceleration Account funds held by UCL Public Policy. 

You can apply to these funds either as part of an open fellowship call advertised through UCL Public Policy, or as part of the UCL Public Policy Rapid Response scheme.

Alternatively, you can apply to the UCL Higher Education Innovation Fund (maximum award £15,000) administered by UCL Innovation and Enterprise. More on this funding can be found here.

To find out more about how to apply for Policy Fellowship funding outside of a specified fellowship call please contact Katherine Welch (k.welch@ucl.ac.uk).

What is included? 

Funding covers the cost of staff salary (including oncosts but not overheads) for the duration of the placement and will be awarded to the candidate's UCL department. 

Funding is not available for expenses associated with the delivery of the fellowship project which, where necessary, will be met by the government host department.

How do you get the funds? 

Funding will either be transferred to your UCL department to administer, or the portion of your salary covered by the fellowship will be directly allocated to the UCL Public Policy account. The most appropriate approach will be discussed with your departmental finance officer.

For more information about fellowship funding please contact Katherine Welch (k.welch@ucl.ac.uk) or sign up for our newsletter

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