Daphne Jackson Fellowships

Type of funding: Fellowship - Returning from a Career Break

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique. They offer researchers the opportunity to return to a research career after a break of two or more years for a family, health or caring reason. By combining a personalised retraining programme with a challenging research project, held in a supportive UK university or research establishment, our Fellowships provide a vital opportunity for those looking to return to a research career.

Fellowships are flexible and part-time, usually completed over two years at 0.5 FTE. They consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours of retraining per year.

The unparalleled support offered by the Trust’s Fellowship Advisors and administrative team, coupled with the mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to return to research successfully.

Deadline: 01/05/2025

Eligibility criteria:

The application process for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship is competitive. Individuals wishing to be considered for a Fellowship must meet the following criteria:

A career break of at least two years’ duration, taken for family, health or caring reasons
A good first degree in a research subject
A PhD, or ideally at least three years research experience (academic or industrial) prior to the career break (with evidence of research impacts and outcomes). For Research Support Fellowships, those undertaking them may have a professional or technical qualification (e.g. C.Tech., C.Eng. or B Tech.) and not necessarily a PhD or BSc.
Need to be resident in the UK at the time of application and have the right to work in the UK. We will consider applicants with a Tier 2 visa or those able to apply for a Global Talent Visa. Please contact the Trust directly for further advice.
Good command of English (spoken and written)
Good computer skills
Your application will be stronger if you also have post-doctoral experience and research impacts and outcomes.

Further information can be found here.