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Daphne Jackson Research Fellowship at University of Nottingham in UK, 2019

Applications are invited for Daphne Jackson Fellowship opportunity at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Fellowships are for those who are resident in the UK and ideally intend to remain in the UK following their Fellowships.

The aim is to embed equal opportunity across all disciplines at the University and adhere to the principles set out in the Athena Swan Charter.

The University of Nottingham is a public research university based in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1948

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in any STEM subject within the following faculties:
  1. Engineering
  2. Science
  3. Medicine and Health Science
  • Scholarship Award: Daphne Jackson Fellowships cover your salary but do not provide bench fees and consumables. This is expected to be met by the host organisation and low-cost projects are encouraged such as computer modelling. Occasionally some advertised sponsored Fellowships may provide some money towards consumables. In addition to the salary, each Fellow is given £1500 per year towards their extraordinary expenses which would include retraining costs such as conference registration, learned society membership and travel costs to training courses.
  • Nationality: Fellowships are for those who are resident in the UK and ideally intend to remain in the UK following their Fellowships.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are for those who are resident in the UK and ideally intend to remain in the UK following their Fellowships.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

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.

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

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 of 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

Your application will be stronger if you also have postdoctoral experience and peer-reviewed publications.

You may return to work during your career break, however, this must not include:

  • Lecturing to degree level that takes up more than 0.5 FTE
  • Paid research that could lead to publications
  • Studying for MSc in a field related to your Fellowship as this would be considered to be retraining

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have Good command of English (spoken and written). To maximize your chances of obtaining a Fellowship, you must be able to speak and write English fluently. It is advisable to obtain some lessons to improve your language skills if your English is not fluent.

Application Procedure

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.

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