Applications are invited for a three-year Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of Roehampton. The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in the broad disciplines of Zoology and Ecology, and they will join the Centre for Research in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (CREEB) within the Department of Life Sciences.

The University is committed to the principles of Athena SWAN and the promotion of equality and diversity.

The University of Roehampton will host and half-sponsor this three-year fellowship. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.



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Daphne Jackson Fellowships (Daphne Jackson Trust) Opportunity 2018

  1. 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.


The Fellowships by Daphne Jackson Trust 

  1. Consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours training 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.


Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship  Eligibility Criteria

  1. Daphne Jackson Fellowships are retraining fellowships for women and men who have taken a break of two years or more from STEM research for family, caring or health reasons.


Requirements for all candidates

  1. The application process for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship is competitive. Individuals wishing to be considered for a Fellowship must meet the following criteria:
  2. A career break of at least two years’ duration, taken for family, health or caring reasons
  3. A good first degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject
  4. A PhD, or at least three years research experience (academic or industrial) prior to the career break (with evidence of scholarly outputs)
  5. Good command of English (spoken and written)
  6. Good computer skills
  7. Lecturing to degree level that takes up more than 0.5 FTE
  8. Studying for MSc in a field related to your Fellowship as this would be considered to be retraining


Application Process

  1. 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
  2. Applying for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship will involve commitment over a period of time, and candidates receive individual guidance and support throughout.
  3. If you are eligible, a Fellowship Advisor will be allocated to you and they will guide you through the whole application process, your Fellowship and beyond, boosting your confidence and self-belief.
  4. Please read ‘Are you eligible to apply for a Fellowship’ before applying, and if you have any questions or enquiries, please contact us.
  5. The first step of the application process is to download, read and complete the forms below and send them back to us via email [email protected]
  6. For further information about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at the University of Leeds, please contact Professor Alastair Rucklidge (Tel: 0113 343 5161; email: [email protected])
  7. For more details, please visit website


Important Dates for Daphne Jackson Fellowship 2018

    • Closing date for applications is Monday 29th October 2018