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 jobs.ac.uk.
- 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
- Travel and subsistence