The aim of the Fellowship is to remove the barriers that a career break can create for those wishing to return to STEM research. Many candidates have been out of the workplace for a number of years and lack confidence. This means the majority of candidates will need support and will require the assistance of their supervisor in producing a Fellowship proposal.

The Fellowship proposal includes a challenging research project and a training programme tailored to the individual’s needs and taking account of how long they have been away from research.

The research project will be subject to an independent peer review prior to award. Further details of the application process are available in Fellowships.

If successful, the candidate will become an employee of the host organisation. Prior to award, the candidate is likely to visit their host organisation on several occasions to meet the research team they will be working with and become familiar with day to day working practices and requirements.

Supervisors must consider what alternative arrangements will be in place to cover supervision should they be away from the facility for an extended period of time.

The Daphne Jackson Trust should be made aware if there are any pressing timescales associated with the research to be undertaken by the Fellow e.g. seasonality of data collection.

Once the Fellow is in place at the host organisation, the supervisor will be required to report on their progress after the first six months and they will be asked to endorse the Fellow’s final report.

Further details can be found in our guidelines for supervisors. 


If you would like to find out more about supervising a Daphne Jackson Fellow, please contact us.