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Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunity in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences University of Surrey

Department of Physics

Location:  Guildford
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Part Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 16 December 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 20 January 2020
Reference:  097719

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences(FEPS) at the University of Surrey.  

Research within FEPS is conducted in Departments and Research Centres covering all of the Engineering disciplines, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environment and Sustainability, Mathematics and Physics. We welcome applicants to all of the research areas within the Faculty and would like to highlight that some topics such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and materials span a number of Centres.

The University of Surrey 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 (STEM) 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 details specifically about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at the University of Surrey, please contact Professor Julie Yeomans at

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms onthe Daphne Jackson Trust website: Apply here

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,

University of Surrey Sponsored Fellowship Application. 

Closing date for applications is Monday 20th January 2020

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

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