Research fellowships for people returning to work after a career break

Posted by rmt22 at Apr 04, 2016 09:01 AM |
Thanks to the Daphne Jackson Trust we are pleased to announce the opportunity for researchers returning from a career break to apply for a fellowship.

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

The Fellowships are unique – they are open to STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years. The fellowships are typically half-time positions for two or three years and allow candidates to improve their CVs through an individually tailored retraining programme alongside a challenging research project.

The fellowships are most frequently taken up by women who have taken time out to have children but are open to anyone who has taken a career break due to caring commitments, ill health etc.

We have to-date hosted four Daphne Jackson Fellows and in 2013 formally agreed to become a Daphne Jackson Trust Sponsor, committing to half-fund up to three fellowships per year through funding managed by our Athena Swan Executive Committee. The other half of the fellowship funding is secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust who have a number of national sponsors that they can approach with relevant research projects (e.g. Royal Society of Chemistry, EPSRC, BBSRC etc).

Applications should be submitted to the Daphne Jackson Trust who will carry out an eligibility assessment on the applicant. We will then review eligible applications and potential fellows will be invited for interview. The Daphne Jackson Trust will work with the successful candidates to produce a final research proposal to go to the Board of Trustees for approval.

You can view the advert for this round of Fellowships here. Applications close on Friday 29 April. Academic staff should be aware that they may receive enquiries from potential fellowship applicants seeking help with identifying potential host groups/departments etc.

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