UK Research and Innovation Daphne Jackson fellowship 2023

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Daphne Jackson fellowship

by Debbie

UK Research and Innovation Daphne Jackson fellowship is for those looking to return to a research career after a break of two or more years for family, health or caring reasons. The aim is to give participants the confidence and skills they need to make a successful return to research.

They provide an opportunity to balance a personalized retraining program with a challenging research project, in a supportive UK university or research establishment.

They are flexible, with at least 100 hours retraining per year, and part-time – usually completed over two years at 0.5 full-time equivalent although some UKRI funders may award longer than this.

Eligibility for UK Research and Innovation Daphne Jackson fellowship

The application process for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship is competitive. Individuals wishing to be considered for a Fellowship must meet the following criteria:

  • A career break of at least two years’ duration, taken for family, health or caring reasons
  • A good first degree in a research subject
  • A PhD, or at least three years research experience (academic or industrial) prior to the career break (with evidence of research impacts and outcomes). For Research Support Fellowships, those undertaking them may have a professional or technical qualification (e.g. C.Tech., C.Eng. or B Tech.) and not necessarily a PhD or BSc.
  • Need to be resident in the UK at the time of application and have the right to work in the UK. We will consider applicants with a Tier 2 visa or those able to apply for a Global Talent Visa. Please contact the Trust directly for further advice.
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)
  • Good computer skills
  • Your application will be stronger if you also have post-doctoral experience and research impacts and outcomes.
  • Find out more about eligibility on the Daphne Jackson website.

How to Apply

  • You will need to apply to the Daphne Jackson Trust.
  • You can view current opportunities on the Daphne Jackson Trust website. Sponsored fellowships are also advertised on university websites and on
  • Alternatively, if you know the area of research you would like to return to or have identified a potential host institution or supervisor, you can apply for a Daphne Jackson fellowship at any time. You should contact the Trust for advice.

 Benefits of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) PhD Scholarship

  • Salary
  • Travel and subsistence
  • Equipment
  • Overheads.


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