A portrait of Daphne Jackson

Daphne Jackson Fellowships enable scientists and researchers to retrain and return after a career break of two or more years taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Our Fellowships offer individuals the opportunity to work on a research project on a part-time, flexible and salaried basis in universities and research institutes across the United Kingdom.

In the fast-moving world of science and research, highly qualified and skilled individuals who take a career break quickly find themselves lagging behind their peers, and when returning to work, they can struggle to find suitable employment which fully utilises their specific knowledge and experience.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique 

We offer STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment. The unparalleled support offered by our Fellowship Advisors and staff, coupled with the mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.


The aims of the Daphne Jackson Trust are:

  • To enable women and men to return to research with confidence after a career break
  • To maintain a talented STEM workforce by offering flexible Fellowships
  • To support equality and diversity in the workplace
  • To develop partnerships that extend the reach and increase the impact of the work of the Trust
What we do and how we make a difference