7 out of 10 Daphne Jackson Fellows remain in research for at least 2 years after successfully completing their fellowship

Are you eligible to apply for a Fellowship?

Are you a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician who has had a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons and wishes to return to research? If so, you may be eligible to apply for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship.

A Daphne Jackson Fellowship will help you update your skills and experience, and/or help you step sideways into a new area of research, where  greater opportunities for future progression may lie. 

To apply for a fellowship you must meet our eligibility criteria which include:
a career break of at least two years’ duration taken for family, caring or health reasons
     a good first degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject
     at least 3 years in research prior to your career break and /or PhD qualification
     resident in the UK with the right to remain in the UK indefinitely
     a good command of English (spoken and written)
     computer skills

NB Any form of paid research during your career break will make you ineligible for one of our Fellowships. Any voluntary research during your career break will be considered on a case by case basis.

It is also desirable for candidates to have post-doctoral experience and publications.

The Trust will also evaluate applicants for their suitability for a fellowship, drawing on the following criteria:
     your personal background and experience
     the potential benefit that an award might have to your future career
     the likelihood of securing sponsorship

If you meet these criteria and would like to apply for a fellowship, please get in touch and we will arrange an eligibility check based on your CV and personal statement and a telephone interview with one of our Fellowship Advisors.


The Trust has the exclusive right to decide if it will accept and process an application for a Fellowship on the basis of these criteria. The Trust’s decision is final. The Trust reserves the right to cease an application during the application process if it determines that the likelihood of success is too low to warrant the expenditure of further time and resource.