The Daphne Jackson Trust

The Daphne Jackson Trust is an independent charity dedicated to returning talented scientists, engineers and technologists to careers after a break of two years or more.

The Trust normally offers two year part-time paid Fellowships. Fellows carry out a supervised research project and a training programme at a UK University or industrial R&D laboratory. Fellows are offered support, guidance and mentoring throughout the application process and Fellowship. The Trust does not guarantee employment, however, it removes the disadvantage of a career break and on completion Fellows are able to compete for employment with their peers on a level playing field.

Applicants have to be UK resident and intend to stay in the UK. Applicants must have a first degree in a SET discipline and at least three years work experience before a career break. A great many Daphne Jackson Fellows have PhD’s and research experience. Please see the eligibility criteria under Fellowships for more information. The application process is extensive and can take many months. Each case is treated individually and Fellows are selected on their potential to return to a successful career. To successfully complete a Fellowship requires dedication, commitment and perseverance on the part of the Fellow and a lot of time, help, mentoring and support from Trust staff.

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