Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in UK Parliament

Apply for funding for a fellowship to facilitate and enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in UK Parliament.

Thematic Research Leads will use knowledge exchange, collaboration and innovative processes to improve the flow of evidence and expertise into UK Parliament on a broad range of scientific and research disciplines:

  • artificial intelligence and digital
  • arts and humanities
  • business, economics and trade
  • climate and environment
  • crime and justice
  • health
  • international affairs and national security
  • transport

The full economic cost (FEC) of your project can be up to £250,000. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will fund 80% of the FEC.

The duration of the project must be 24 months at 0.6 full-time equivalent.

Contact details

UK Parliament Knowledge Exchange Unit


Additional info

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

Although this funding opportunity is being led by UK Parliament, as part of our commitment to EDI (see UKRI’s EDI strategy, ESRC’s EDI action plan), UKRI will ensure that EDI considerations are embedded at every stage.

If you have any questions around EDI or individual requirements, or both, please contact

Webinar for potential applicants

We held a webinar on 17 January 2024. This provided more information about the funding opportunity and a chance to ask questions.

Watch the webinar

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