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Imperial College London

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for one three-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be half sponsored by Imperial College London and hosted within any of their four Faculties. 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 remit found on the Wellcome Trust science remit.


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 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 Daphne Jackson Trust via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk.


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 also outline your area of research interest. If you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include with your application documents an email confirmation from your potential supervisor.

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

 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.

More information can be found here at the Imperial College London, Research Office.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th January 2021

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

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here:


Imperial College London awarded its first Daphne Jackson Fellowship in November 2018 to Dr Tanweer Beleil. A further Daphne Jackson Fellowship was awarded in 2020 to Dr Victoria Orovboni. Read about their return to research below.

Tanweer Beleil

Victoria Orovboni

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