We are delighted to be working with a wide range of sponsors including UKRI, universities, learned societies, charities and industry to support professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two years or more. For a list of all of our current, previous and future sponsors, please visit our sponsors page here.

Sponsors provide the salary for the Fellowship, whilst the host institution provides space, supervision and funds to cover additional research costs such as bench fees and consumables.

Many organisations choose to both host and sponsor Fellowships.

Sponsors work with the Daphne Jackson Trust in one of two ways.

1. The sponsor enters into a sponsored Fellowship agreement with the Daphne Jackson Trust.

The sponsor works with the Trust to identify the type of Fellowship they would like to offer. Some organisations sponsor Fellowships in specific host organisations, others sponsor Fellowships in specific subject areas. The Trust tailors the Fellowships advertised to the requirements of each individual sponsor. These opportunities are referred to as our advertised sponsored Fellowships. After the opportunities are advertised, the sponsor is involved in the selection of the most suitable applicant(s) to progress through the preliminary stage of our application process.

2. The sponsor is matched with a suitable candidate

These opportunities are referred to as our regular Fellowships. The candidate will have already completed the preliminary stage of our application process. At this stage, they will have written a draft proposal. Once we have a good proposal and sponsorship in place, the candidate is invited to interview.

For further details on how to sponsor and/or host a Daphne Jackson Fellow, please contact us for more information.