Imperial College London

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a three year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be half sponsored by Imperial College London and hosted within either the Faculty of Medicine, Engineering, Natural Sciences, or the Business School. The fellowship, offered at 0.5FTE, is intended for individuals returning to research, in areas relating to understanding health and disease or improving healthcare. As this fellowship will be part-funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, the proposed research area should fall within their science remit.

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians 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.

The Fellowships 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 Trust and fellowship scheme, please visit www.daphnejackson.org

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

For further information, specifically about this sponsored Fellowship opportunity or if you require assistance in identifying a potential supervisor at Imperial College London, please contact Dr Sarah Essilfie-Quaye at issf@imperial.ac.uk.  We cannot guarantee that an appropriate supervisor will be found.

An information sheet can be downloaded here:

Imperial College London Daphne Jackson Fellowship 2019

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the cv, personal details and personal statement forms on the website: Apply here

Please also outline your area of research interest and include with the application documents, a letter of support from the appropriate Head of Department, acknowledging that they agree to host the Fellowship if it is awarded, and cover associated costs within their Department.

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly Imperial College London Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th March 2019

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust, Imperial College London will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.

Read Daphne Jackson Fellow Tanweer’s story who has returned to her research career in biological sciences at Imperial College London after a ten-year career break.

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