The Daphne Jackson Trust is a registered charity that helps return STEM researchers to their careers with confidence.

Juggling career with personal circumstances is challenging and many people take a break for family or health reasons. In the fast moving world of scientific research, highly qualified and skilled individuals who take a career break quickly find themselves lagging behind their peers, and when seeking to return to work, they struggle to find research-based employment which fully utilises their knowledge and experience. This is the primary reason why the Trust was established – to return skilled researchers and scientists back to the workplace.

The Daphne Jackson Fellowships offered by the Trust are unique – they offer STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment. The Fellowships are usually carried out on a part-time basis, over two years, and can be held in a university or research institution, anywhere in the UK. The Trust’s dedicated staff provide personally tailored advice and support to all Fellowship candidates at every stage of the process - from the first contact with the Trust, throughout the application process and onwards through the Fellowship.

The unique combination of mentoring, retraining and research the Daphne Jackson Fellowship provides, give our Fellows the confidence and skills they need to return to their chosen career

The Daphne Jackson Trust partners with universities, research councils, learned societies, charities and other research funders, to sponsor Daphne Jackson Fellows.

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Key facts

The Daphne Jackson Trust is the UK’s leading organisation dedicated to realising the potential of scientist and engineers returning to research following a career break.
The Daphne Jackson Trust was established in 1992 and has awarded more than 320 fellowships (September 2017).