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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
University of York Monday 24th May 2021 Two Fellowships for individuals returning to research across STEM, social sciences, arts and humanities that is aligned to the University of York’s Research Strategy. Please click hereLink Image

Applications are invited for the following Advertised Sponsored Fellowships.

Closing date for applications - 24 May 2021

University of York

About these Fellowships

Applications are invited for two, two year part-time (0.5 FTE) Daphne Jackson Fellowships that will be hosted by the University of York. The Fellowships are intended for individuals returning to research across STEM, social sciences, arts and humanities that is aligned to the University’s Research Strategy.

The University of York will host and half sponsor the Fellowships. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from additional sponsors.


About the University of York

The University of York is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

The University of York’s aspirations are articulated in their Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

The University of York is proud to have held an institutional Athena SWAN award for more than 10 years and multiple departmental awards, including gold in Biology and Chemistry, reflecting our ongoing commitment to increasing gender equality across all aspects of university work and life.


Daphne Jackson Fellowships

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.

The Fellowship 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

Read Former Daphne Jackson Fellow at the University of York, Liz Dickinson’s comments here.

For further information about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at the University of York, please contact Annabel Jenkins, Fellowship Coordinator via email at fellowships@york.ac.uk

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

A printable information sheet about the Fellowships can be downloaded 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.

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly, University of York Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 24th May 2021

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust the University of York will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidates.

Please see below for information about a current and a former Daphne Jackson Fellow, both sponsored and hosted by the University of York.

Current Daphne Jackson Fellow Georgina Southon

Former Daphne Jackson Fellow Liz Dickinson