ISSF Daphne Jackson Fellowship 2020/2021

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be half sponsored by Imperial College London.

The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research part time (0.5 FTE) after a career break of two or more years. This fellowship will be part-funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, so the proposed research area should fall within their remit found on the Wellcome Trust science remit website

The fellowship can be hosted within any of Imperial's four faculties, you can identify potential supervisors by searching on the faculties and departments webpage. The Faculty of Medicine also has an A to Z research directory webpage which covers a wide range of disciplines and focus areas. Please visit the A-Z research directory webpage.

If you require assistance in identifying a potential Imperial supervisor, please contact Dr Sarah Essilfie-Quaye at  We cannot guarantee that an appropriate supervisor will be found.

"If awarded, the fellowship would not start before November 2021, it is for three years and part time (0.5 FTE). As this is only half funded by Imperial, and this is split with the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, the approximate cost to your Department would be £7,500 per year plus some additional training costs approx. £1,500 per year"

How to apply

The Application process is managed by Daphne Jackson and is very different to any other in the STEM area, for full details please see the Daphne Jackson application process website. 

The first step is to confirm you are eligible to apply. For more details please visit the Daphne Jackson eligibility website and contact the Daphne Jackson advisors who will guide you through the next stage. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson application website. 

Please also outline your area of research interest and include with the application documents an email confirmation from your potential supervisor. Should your application progress to the next stage we will require a letter of support from the appropriate Head of Department acknowledging that they agree to host the Fellowship if it is awarded and cover associated costs within their Department.

Email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at clearly stating Imperial College London Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Applications for the current call are currently being processed

New Call to Launch TBA

Closing date for applications has now passed.

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust, Imperial will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.

Further information

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

Please see the Daphne Jackson website page for Imperial College

Find out more about previous fellowship/award holders on the College's Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund case studies webpage.