Macular Society

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a three year part-time Daphne Jackson Fellowship sponsored by the Macular Society to be held at any UK university or research institution. The Fellowship is intended for researchers interested in carrying out research on any type of macular disease who want to return to their research careers.

About the Macular Society

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support. To support people affected by macular disease now, the Macular Society provides a range of support, information and services. Our research programme is focused on finding new treatments and a cure to beat macular disease forever.

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 information about the Macular Society please visit

Beating Macular Disease – Macular Society

For their research priorities please visit Explore our research – Macular Society

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 office on 01483 689166 or 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, Macular Society Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 22nd January 2024

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust, the Macular Society will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.

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