Daphne Jackson Fellowship

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unlike any other academic fellowships.

They are intended for those wishing to return to research in a STEM area after a career break of two years or more. The fellowships involve a challenging research project and an individually tailored retraining programme.

The Daphne Jackson Trust is the only charitable organisation in the UK solely dedicated to returning scientists, engineers or technologists to their careers following a break. The Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid fellowships to returners who have taken a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons.

To be eligible for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship you must meet at least the following criteria:

  • A career break of at least two years’ duration taken for family, caring or health reasons
  • A good first degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or related disciplines
  • At least 3 years in research prior to career break and / or PhD qualification
  • Resident in the UK with the right to remain in the UK indefinitely
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)
  • Computer skills

For full details about the Trust, please see the website www.daphnejackson.org and for further information before submitting an application please ring the Trust office on 01483 689166, or email djmft@surrey.ac.uk

The University currently has two Daphne Jackson Fellows, Dr Aman Asif-Malik and Dr Li Liu.  Both Daphne Jackson Fellows outlined how the programme has benefited them in our 2014 Athena SWAN event (available in the full report of the event).  The University has also committed to half-funding two Daphne Jackson Fellowships each year.  Details of the 2015 round have not yet been announced.

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