The Daphne Jackson Trust offers flexible paid fellowships with mentoring and retraining that help women and men return to research after a career break of 2 or more years

Support Us

We rely on the generosity of sponsors and donors to continue our work in helping to remove the barriers STEM professionals face when returning from a career break. There are many ways in which you and your organisation can help.

  • Make a donation or leaving a legacy

We rely on donations from individuals and organisations to support our work in raising the Trust's profile to potential returners and promoting flexible working opportunities for STEM researchers. We welcome your donation, large or small. Click here to donate now.

  • Sponsor or host a Daphne Jackson Fellow

The cost of sponsoring a Daphne Jackson Fellow is less than you might think, but can make a huge difference to someone's career and have a lasting impact  on the skills base of the UK's STEM research workforce. Find out more about sponsoring & hosting a Fellow.

  • Sponsor a networking event, or providing a meeting room

We hold regular networking events and meetings in London and around the UK. If you are able to offer free meeting rooms, or a larger venue at reduced rates, we would like to hear from you

  • Become a Trustee or join our Awards Committee

We rely on the expertise and experience of a wide range of individuals to help inform our decision making. If you are an established member of the research community, or have ongoing links with academia, industry, or the charity sector and think we may be able to use your expertise to further our aims, please do get in touch.


Professor Sibel Roller, former Head of Graduate School, University of West London, became a Trustee in 2011 and says:

'I first heard of the Daphne Jackson Trust  nearly 20 years ago when I was recruiting a postdoctoral scientist
to work on a European Commission project in my research group. One of the candidates for the job
was a former Daphne Jackson Fellow. The candidate performed brilliantly at interview, was hired, and became
one of the most productive members of my research team. It struck me at the time that the Trust was
providing a unique and immensely valuable service to science and scientists. So when the Trust was looking
for volunteers, I jumped at the opportunity to help other scientists return to research after a career break.'

List of organisations that have supported our work.