Daphne Jackson Trust receives Motorola Solutions Foundation International Grant

12 February 2014 | News news

We are delighted to announce that the Daphne Jackson Trust has received a $30,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to support its work in reaching out to individuals wishing to return to STEM careers after a break of 2 years or more.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through its international grants, the Foundation has invested in a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and maths programmes (STEM), and since 2009 has provided more than $67 million in funding to organizations around the world.

Dr Katie Perry, Chief Executive of the Daphne Jackson Trust said; ‘We are enormously grateful to the Motorola Solutions Foundation for their ongoing support for our work in reaching out to potential returners. The Foundation has generously supported us for over a decade and during that time has contributed to the successful expansion of the Daphne Jackson Fellowship scheme.’

The Daphne Jackson Trust has supported over 250 individuals wishing to return to research after a career break. There are currently 42 Daphne Jackson Fellows in post at 30 Universities around the UK, and that number is set to rise.

In the last year, the Trust has rolled out a new brand across all its publications and website, hosted successful networking events, and developed its social media networks. These activities, many of which would not have been possible without the support of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, have undoubtedly raised awareness of the Trust’s valuable work and contributed to the increased number of enquiries we receive about our returners scheme, both from potential returners and organisations keen to host Daphne Jackson Fellows.

For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.

To find out more about sponsoring and/or hosting a Daphne Jackson Fellow, please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust.

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