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There are two main application routes for Daphne Jackson Fellowships. Whichever route you choose, please read ‘Are you eligible to apply for a Fellowship’ and ‘Application process’ before submitting your application.

Advertised Sponsored Fellowships

Sponsored Fellowships are advertised throughout the year on this page. Please check below if there any opportunities that match your area of expertise.

The advantage of applying for an Advertised Sponsored Fellowship is that the funding for the Fellowship is already in place. Therefore, if you are selected by the Sponsor after interview, your chance of being awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship is high. Daphne Jackson Advertised Sponsored Fellowships are very popular for this reason, meaning there are often a number of suitable and talented candidates applying for each opportunity. Strong applicants who are not successful in their application can convert to the Regular Fellowship route.

Regular Fellowships

If you have a potential host organisation and/or research area in mind, you can apply for a Regular Fellowship at any time. A Regular Fellowship could also be a good option if there are no advertised opportunities that match your expertise or geographical area. A sponsor will be required for a Regular Fellowship to be awarded and this not guaranteed. Candidates for Regular Fellowships that meet our eligibility criteria will be guided through our application process while we seek sponsorship for their research project.

If you have any questions about our application process, would like to discuss any of the advertised Fellowships, or you would like to apply for a Fellowship but are not sure which application route is most appropriate for you please contact us.

Applications are invited for the following Advertised Sponsored Fellowships.

Fellowship Opportunity Closing date for applications Remit of research How to apply
John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich Monday 11th July 2022 The scientific research at the Centre makes use of a wide range of disciplines in the biological and chemical sciences, including cell biology, computational and mathematical biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Please click hereLink Image
Alzheimer’s Society Thursday 15th September 2022 Applications are invited for a three-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship sponsored by Alzheimer’s Society. The Fellowship is open to talented dementia researchers with biomedical or care specialisms who wish to return to research within a UK university or research institution. Please click hereLink Image

Applications are invited for the following Advertised Sponsored Fellowships.

Closing date for applications - 11 Jul 2022

John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the John Innes Centre at the Norwich Research Park.

The John Innes Centre will host and half sponsor this two year Fellowship. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.


About the John Innes Centre

The scientific research at the Centre makes use of a wide range of disciplines in the biological and chemical sciences, including cell biology, computational and mathematical biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics and molecular biology. As an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research in plant and microbial science, the John Innes Centre encourages flexible working to aid career development and holds a Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of its commitment to equal opportunities.


The Daphne Jackson Trust

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning researchers to their careers following a break of two years or more taken for a family, caring or health reason.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique. They offer professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.

This Fellowship is part-time over two years and consists of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. 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.

For further details about the Trust and Fellowship scheme, please visit www.daphnejackson.org.

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

For further details about the John Innes Centre please visit www.jic.ac.uk and for details of this Fellowship here 

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here.

The John Innes Centre have sponsored several Daphne Jackson Fellows. Read about Siobhan Dorai-Raj here and Maria Hernandez-Soriano here 


 

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please make sure you have contacted the person (Group Leader) you want to work with at JIC and once you have their agreement to host you, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website: Apply here

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly John Innes Centre Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th July 2022.

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust the John Innes Centre will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.

 

Closing date for applications - 15 Sep 2022

Alzheimer’s Society

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a three-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship sponsored by Alzheimer’s Society. The Fellowship is open to talented dementia researchers with biomedical or care specialisms who wish to return to research within a UK university or research institution.


About Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to supporting early-career researchers (ECRs) and improving the career pipeline to help ECRs to become independent researchers. We know that research careers provide very little scope for extenuating circumstances or the challenges that come with balancing work and home life. This lack of flexibility can often lead to difficult decisions about whether a career in research is still feasible, with many researchers feeling forced to leave. Alzheimer’s Society and Daphne Jackson Trust are working in partnership to support those individuals that have had to leave research in returning to their careers; preventing the loss of diverse, talented researchers from the dementia field.

For information about Alzheimer’s Society and their strategy please visit Alzheimer’s Society (alzheimers.org.uk). For their research priorities please visit For researchers.


The Daphne Jackson Trust

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning researchers following a career break for a family, caring or health reason.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique – they offer professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, 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.

For further details about the eligibility criteria and application process, please visit www.daphnejackson.org. For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here

Details can also be found on Alzheimer’s Society website here


How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website:  Apply here

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that department.

Email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly, Alzheimer’s Society Daphne Jackson Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Thursday September 15th 2022

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust Alzheimer’s Society will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.