Retraining Fellowships - Various Locations, UK

Various Locations, UK
Competitive Salary
Sep 21, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Result Type
Part Time

Retraining Fellowships

Daphne Jackson Fellowships enable talented women and men to return to the scientific research workforce after a career break of two or more years taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Left the lab but want to return?

Had to put your career on ice and looking for a way to restart it?

If so, the Daphne Jackson Trust may be able to help.

The Daphne Jackson Trust is the UK’s leading organisation dedicated to realising the potential of scientists and engineers returning to research following a career break. We offer flexible, part-time fellowships in universities and research institutes in the United Kingdom.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique - They offer STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust's Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

To be eligible to apply for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship you need:

  • a good first degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics subject
  • a PhD qualification or proven experience in research prior to your career break (postdoctoral experience and publications are desirable)
  • to have left research for family, caring or health reasons
  • to have not held a paid research post for at least two continuous years at the time of application

We accept applications for Daphne Jackson Fellowships on a rolling basis. Find out more about the Trust, our fellowship scheme and download the CV and personal statement forms to apply by clicking on the 'Apply' button.

We also have open calls for applications in specific disciplines or geographic locations. We are currently seeking applications for:

  • Babraham Institute sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowship to undertake research on the cell or molecular biology of healthy ageing at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridgeshire.
  • Medical Research Scotland sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowship to undertake research which aims to improve the understanding, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of human disease at any University or Research Institute in Scotland. 
  • University of the West of Scotland sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowship to undertake physics research within the remit of the Institute of Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging. 

For further information please contact the Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email