250 women and men returned to research between 1992 and 2012 thanks to a Daphne Jackson Fellowship

Success stories

Daphne Jackson Fellowships give STEM professionals wishing to return to research after a career break, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.

The unique combination of mentoring, retraining and research the fellowship provides, gives individuals the confidence and skills they need to return to their chosen career.

Seven out of 10 Daphne Jackson Fellows stay in research for at least 2 years after the end of their fellowship, and many go on to permanent research positions. 

Dr Jackie Ferguson, sponsored by BBSRC and based at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, completed her fellowship in 2012 and explains, 'I recently secured a permanent position, full-time, as a senior scientist. Without this fellowship I would not have had the the relevant experience or confidence to apply for such a role and I am very grateful to the Trust for their support. I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead and feel thoroughly 'returned' to a career in science.' 

Jackie's story and many others can be found in our publications:

Real Returners

Daphne Jackson Trust Case Studies