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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 Nottingham Monday 9th August 2021 Any STEM, social sciences, arts and humanities • Faculty of Arts • Faculty of Engineering • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences * • Faculty of Science • Faculty of Social Sciences * Please note Fellowships are only offered in non-clinical areas of research Please click hereLink Image
Medical Research Scotland Monday 13th September 2021 At any Scottish University or recognised Research Institution, in medical research that addresses a question relevant to human health or disease – the causation, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness or the development of medical or surgical appliances including hearing aids Please click hereLink Image

Applications are invited for the following Advertised Sponsored Fellowships.

Closing date for applications - 09 Aug 2021

University of Nottingham

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a two year part-time (0.5 FTE) Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of Nottingham.

The Fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research across STEM, social sciences, arts and humanities that is aligned to the University of Nottingham’s            Research Vision

* Please note fellowships are only offered in non-clinical areas of research

The University of Nottingham will host and half sponsor the Fellowship. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.


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 Fellowships consist 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 at the University of Nottingham, please contact Kate Miller, Fellowships Officer email (fellowships@nottingham.ac.uk).

A printable information sheet 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 Nottingham Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 9th August 2021

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

 

 

Closing date for applications - 13 Sep 2021

Medical Research Scotland

About these Fellowships

MEDICAL RESEARCH SCOTLAND SUPPORTING RETURNING RESEARCHERS

Applications are now invited for up to three MEDICAL RESEARCH SCOTLAND SPONSORED DAPHNE JACKSON FELLOWSHIPS in subjects related to medical research and to be held at any Scottish University or recognised Research Institution.

Medical Research Scotland sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships are for those wishing to return to an area of medical research after a career break of two years or more. There is no requirement or restriction on the subject or nature of the research, provided it addresses a question relevant to human health or disease – the causation, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness or the development of medical or surgical appliances, including hearing aids.

Medical Research Scotland sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships are available for up to three years, half time and involve a challenging research project and an individually tailored retraining programme.

To be eligible for a Medical Research Scotland sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowship, you must at least meet the following criteria:

  • A good first degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
  • A PhD, or at least three years research experience (academic or industrial) prior to the career break (with evidence of scholarly outputs)
  • A career break of at least two years’ duration taken for family, caring or health reasons
  • Resident in the UK with the right to remain in the UK indefinitely
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)
  • Good computer skills

See the video of how the MRS sponsored Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship opened doors for Dr Elaine Hunter  https://medicalresearchscotland.org.uk/daphne-jackson-fellowships/

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here:


About Medical Research Scotland

Medical Research Scotland seeks to encourage and develop those wanting to build careers in medical research in Scotland and supports research into any disease or condition. See: www.medicalresearchscotland.org.uk.

[Medical Research Scotland is the operational name of SHERT (the Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust) Scottish Charity No. SC014959]

 


How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms that can be found 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.

As all staff at the Daphne Jackson Trust are currently working remotely, please email informal enquiries to djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly Medical Research Scotland Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 13th September 2021.