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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
School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh Thursday 9th June 2022 Chemistry in a research topic broadly within one of the five research themes: Catalysis and Synthesis; The Chemistry Biology Interface; Energy, Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry; Functional Materials; Structural Chemistry and Chemical Dynamics Please click hereLink Image

Applications are invited for the following Advertised Sponsored Fellowships.

Closing date for applications - 09 Jun 2022

School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a three year part-time (0.5 FTE) Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be held in the School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh.

The Fellowship is intended for an individual returning to research in Chemistry. The School of Chemistry will consider applications for research topics that fall broadly within the remit of one their five research themes. More details are available at http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/research

The School of Chemistry will host and half sponsor this three year Fellowship. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.


About the University of Edinburgh and the School of Chemistry

“As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally”.

“The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality”.

“The School of Chemistry at Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, in recognition of excellence in science, engineering and technology employment in higher education relating to supporting women in Science”.

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

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

For information specifically about this sponsored Fellowship opportunity in the School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh, please contact Dr Julien Michel, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry julien.michel@ed.ac.uk.

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here.

More details about this Fellowship opportunity, the University of Edinburgh and the School of Chemistry can be found at Search Jobs – University of Edinburgh Jobs Careers (oraclecloud.com)

If you are a researcher who has had a career break for two or more years taken for a family, caring or health reason and are looking to return to research you may be interested to read about a recent Daphne Jackson Fellow who held her Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00042-5

or this case study about a Chemist who has successfully returned to research .


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 include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in the School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh.

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

The closing date for applications is Thursday 9th June 2022. 

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust the School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh  will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.