Durham University

About these Fellowships

Applications are invited for two 0.5 FTE Daphne Jackson Fellowships that will be hosted and fully sponsored by Durham University.  The Fellowships are intended for individuals who want to return to research in any STEM area within the following departments in the Faculty of Science:

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians (STEM) to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique – they offer STEM 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.

Fellowships are part-time over two years and 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 application process, Trust and fellowship scheme, please visit www.daphnejackson.org For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

For further information specifically about the sponsored fellowship opportunities at Durham University, please contact Professor Stefan Przyborski, Deputy Head of Faculty (Research) within the Faculty of Science on stefan.przyborski@durham.ac.uk or 0191 3343988.

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here:

Daphne Jackson Fellowships at Durham University


How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal statement and personal details information forms that can be found on the Daphne Jackson Trust website:

Submitting your application forms

Please outline your area of research interest and give the department within which you would like to work, including 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 Durham University Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is midday Monday 29th July 2019

Following eligibility and suitability checks by the Daphne Jackson Trust, Durham University will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidates to progress into the Daphne Jackson application process.

Please see the Durham University jobsite for further information and a full job description:



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