The Daphne Jackson Trust works in partnership with universities, research councils, learned societies, charities and industry, to support STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Whilst the Trust acts as a facilitator providing the infrastructure and dedicated staff to recruit and retrain Fellows and administer the awards, financial support is provided by external sponsors and hosts who recognise and engage with our successful expertise and mentorship of returners.

A Daphne Jackson Fellowship covers the salary costs of the Fellow but it does not include the bench fees and consumables associated with a Fellowship. These costs are usually met by the supervisor or the host organisation.

Visit the Sponsors section of our website for details of our current, upcoming and previous sponsors.

Please also read our ‘Sponsoring and Hosting a Daphne Jackson Fellowship’ leaflet.