fellowships

British Heart Foundation

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a British Heart Foundation Daphne Jackson Fellowship to be held at any UK university. The Fellowships are intended for individuals who want to return to an area of cardiovascular research after a career break of two years or more. Applicants should have a PhD and preferably postdoctoral experience.

The Fellowship will be part-time for a fixed term of three years.


About British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK, supporting research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The BHF’s vision is a world where people don’t die prematurely from cardiovascular disease. To achieve this vision, the BHF is committed to providing flexible personal awards that retain talented scientists in academia and that allow cardiovascular researchers to return to the laboratory after a career break.

Please see the Information For Researchers section of the BHF website to find out more about the research supported by the BHF or contact research@bhf.org.uk if you have a query about the remit of your project.


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 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 eligibility criteria and application process, please visit www.daphnejackson.org. For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust via email at djmft@surrey.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.

Email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly, British Heart Foundation Daphne Jackson Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 1st November 2021

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust the British Heart Foundation will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.

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