Careers in Heritage Science: opportunities and constraints - Invitation to Tender

NHSF is looking to commission research into pathways into postgraduate training and careers in heritage science. The Careers in Heritage Science project aims to provide insight into why students choose whether or not to pursue post-graduate training and careers in heritage science, and what happens to young researchers following the completion of their studies. We want to understand how heritage science is perceived by training providers, employers and those starting out in their careers.

The project will gather labour market intelligence through surveys and interviews with these three groups. The results will inform NHSF actions and strategies to grow and sustain the heritage science workforce, to meet the future needs of cultural heritage in light of Brexit and major national infrastructure projects.


Applicant information:

The full project brief is available here.

Questions about the tender can be submitted until 12 noon on the 20 November 2017; the deadline for applications is 4 December 2017. All applicants should be informed of the outcome by the 10 January 2018.

Completed applications should be sent to


Box image: Maureen Young, HES Conservation Scientist, using an infrared camera on the roof of Bute House. Copyright HES.