Our community includes people from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. We are working to ensure everyone feels included, valued, and recognised. It makes us stronger as an organisation and it benefits the wider research environment.

We promote EDI across all aspects of the Trust’s work:

  • Our Fellowships provide a route back into research for individuals who have taken a career break due to health, caring or family responsibilities. This often-marginalised group add diversity to the research workforce due to their career path and wealth of additional experience.
  • We influence policy to ensure the voice of returners is heard. We gather evidence from across the breadth of our Fellowships to demonstrate their impact and provide a collective voice so that the issues they face are noticed and acted upon.

EDI is central to every decision we make at the Trust:

  • We regularly review our internal processes to ensure that they are fair and fit for purpose for the diverse population of researchers we aim to assist.
  • We are currently undertaking a survey of our current and former Fellows to better understand the intersectional identities of our stakeholders and will use this data to measure how we are performing in our mission to facilitate the return to research of the widest possible diversity of researchers.