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

Your retraining programme

You will undertake a tailored training programme as part of your Fellowship. This may involve updating skills in a previously familiar field or initiation into a new field. It also includes 4 compulsory one-day courses run by the Daphne Jackson Trust. 

The training programme is unique to each Fellow and should take approximately 100 hours per year. 

The components of the retraining programme will depend on a number of factors such as the length of your career break, the field of research and whether you are returning to a different area of research than before your break.  

Examples of training include attending undergraduate and postgraduate lectures, participating in training workshops, learning new investigative and analytical techniques, and attending research meetings and conferences.

The 4 courses arranged by the Trust are run by professional trainers. They are:

Work Life Balance
Research is just one of the things you do. This course will provide strategies to be more effective in your work; strategies to balance the demands of work with other parts of your life and actions that can make a difference to your work and life.

Presentation Skills
Get your message across. Feel more confident. Connect with your audience. Make an impact so your audience wants to listen. Enliven your presentation. This course will show how to unpack a complicated idea and make it accessible.

Media and PR Skills
The aim is to demystify the journalism process, explain what journalists want from scientists for different media as well as how to give a good radio interview and provide print quotes. All training will focus on presentation, communication skills and content, with an informal style so as to encourage confident and effective communication with journalists in the future.

Professional Skills
Get that job - Job searches, job applications, CV presentation. Get that funding - writing successful applications.

Attending these courses also provides an excellent opportunity for Fellows to meet and network with others working in different disciplines who are on a similar career path.

Travel to and from Trust courses may be claimed from the extraordinary expense account. 


Dates for upcoming courses can be found on the events & courses page.

To download a copy of the guidelines for training courses please click on the link below:
Guidelines for training courses