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Academic Fellowship Scheme

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) manages and hosts the Academic Fellowship Scheme. 

The scheme aims to:

  • give the Parliament specialised resources to let it undertake and communicate analysis, which would otherwise not be possible
  • increase the use of academic knowledge, skills and research within the Parliament
  • promote knowledge and understanding of the Parliament within the academic sector

The scheme is open to academics from all disciplines. Candidates without a PhD and post-doctoral experience will only be taken on in exceptional cases. They must show significant experience in their field. 

Visiting the Parliament 

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, fellows will most likely not work in the Parliament building. Work will be done through MS Teams or Zoom. Visiting the Parliament building may happen in 2021, subject to social distancing guidelines.

Open Call!

We are currently inviting bids for a fellowship on Human Rights Budgeting.

The deadline for submitting bids for this fellowship is 5pm on 2 November 2021.

In the coming months we are likely to have a further call for other proposals.  

Further information 

How to apply

Step 1: Complete the online form to apply
Step 2: Email a copy of your CV plus a document outlining your project details to 

If you have any queries, please email