University of York, United Kingdom. 

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of York. The Fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in any field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) that is aligned to the University’s Research Strategy.

The University of York will host and half sponsor the Fellowship. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, technologists, engineers, 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 Fellowship consists 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.

Please visit for further details about the Trust. You can also read recent Daphne Jackson Fellow at the University of York Liz Dickinson’s comments on her experience of the fellowship here.

For further information about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at the University of York, please contact David Diston, Research Development Manager via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here.

Requirements for all candidates

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 science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject
  • A PhD, or at least three years research experience (academic or industrial) prior to the career break (with evidence of scholarly outputs)
  • UK residency status / right to remain in the UK indefinitely and based in the UK on application
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)
  • Good computer skills

For the full list of criteria, please see the Daphne Jackson Fellowship website. 

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.

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.

Email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating clearly, University of York Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is 28th October 2019.

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