Fellowship Scheme

Our Fellowship Scheme offers an aspiring policy worker the chance to develop their skills by being placed in a more experienced organisation. 

The first two such placements have been IPPR North Fellowships. IPPR North offered each Fellow the opportunity to research and publish a report under the IPPR brand.

The first Fellowship went to Angela Broadbridge from Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council. Her publication about whole person care for people with disabilities can be found here: http://www.ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/inclusive-integration_Dec2014.pdf?noredirect=1. The second was awarded to Sarah Smart who works with a range of Newcastle organisations on issues concerning refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Her report advocating a regional policy for immigration can be found here: http://www.ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/regionalising-migration-NE-as-case-study_Jan2017.pdf?noredirect=1

Millfield House Foundation’s support enables an employer to release the worker for the period of the Fellowship by recruiting a temporary staff member. We are open to suggestions from other hosts, who need not be based in the North East. Our grant contributes to helping the placement holder’s organisation to back-fill in their absence, towards travel and other expenses and towards additional costs for the host organisation. Over time we hope to build a cohort of placement ‘graduates’ and to encourage them to continue learning through each other.

If you are interested in hosting, like IPPR North, or taking up a placement opportunity contact fiona.ellis@mhfdn.org.uk