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Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunities at The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Part Time
Placed On: 21st January 2019
Closes: 25th February 2019

Applications are invited for two Daphne Jackson Fellowships to be held at The University of Edinburgh in the College of Science and Engineering. The Fellowships are intended for individuals returning to research in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, GeoSciences, Informatics, Mathematics, or Physics and Astronomy.

The University of Edinburgh will host and half sponsor these three year part-time Fellowships. Fellowships are usually at 0.5FTE. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from additional sponsors.

The University of Edinburgh

The latest REF highlighted The University of Edinburgh at the forefront of international research. As a world-changing, world-leading university, it offers an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of it’s commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. It is a member of the Race Equality Charter and is also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of equality and diversity initiatives to support a family friendly working environment:

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships 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 consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust's Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

For further details about the Trust and fellowship scheme, please visit

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at

For further information specifically about these sponsored Fellowship opportunities at The University of Edinburgh please contact Dr. Niamh K Shortt, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Science and Engineering, 00 44 131 651 7130

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website: Daphne Jackson Fellowship Application Process

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that department.

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at stating clearly,

The University of Edinburgh Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is 25th February 2019.

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust The University of Edinburgh will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidates.

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