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Daphne Jackson Fellowships invite

Posted on 13 June 2018

Two part-time fellowships (0.5 FTE) will be hosted and co-funded by the University for scientists and engineers returning to research after a career break.

The fellowships are for a period of two years and are intended for individuals returning to research after a break of two years or more in any field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) that is aligned to the University’s Research Strategy.

Through the Daphne Jackson Trust, returners have 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, gives returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

Recent Daphne Jackson Fellow at York, Liz Dickinson, says:

“Holding a Daphne Jackson Fellowship at the University of York has been a life-changing experience for me. I have been able to return to conduct cutting-edge research, but at the same time, reskill and retrain in a new area of science.

The University has provided every avenue of assistance required, from training courses, mentoring, early-career events and support for future applications, all with an understanding and acceptance of flexible working around caring for a family. I am so glad that I applied to the Trust and came to York, and I would encourage anyone else hoping to return to research to do the same.”

The closing date for applications is Monday 23 July 2018.

For further information about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at York, please contact David Diston, Research Development Manager via email at