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Policy Fellowships

CAPE Policy Fellowships help to build and strengthen partnerships between researchers and policy professionals. The Fellowships are available for both researchers to undertake work in policy organisations and also for policy professionals to spend time with universities. With our fellowship programmes, we are building on existing practice amongst member universities, funders and policy organisations to test a range of models for Policy Fellowships.

Fellowships for policy professionals

The CAPE policy fellow programme was a flexible professional development programme which offered access to leading researchers across a range of disciplines at the CAPE partner universities, to support the development of evidence-informed policy, offer innovative career development pathways, and foster collaboration between academics and policy professionals.


Hosting Policy Fellows: a guide for Higher Education Institutions

A guide for universities to create a fellowship programme for policy professionals to meet academics to discuss their policy questions.

Fellowships for academics and professional services

CAPE policy fellows are researchers, academics or professional services staff based at CAPE universities who undertake policy fellowships from anywhere between 3 – 18 months in local, regional and government and other policy organisations.


CAPE Policy Fellowships contracts guidance note

A guide to support setting up contracts between universities and policy organisations for policy fellowships.