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JDRF sponsors Daphne Jackson Fellowship

We are delighted to announce our latest partnership funding opportunity, offered through the Daphne Jackson Trust.
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Kate Lawton 13 March 2023

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Have you taken a break from your research career and are now looking to return to work? Are you seeking an opportunity to re-establish your skills and make a positive impact in your field?

Helping type 1 researchers return to work

We are delighted to announce our latest partnership funding opportunity, offered through the Daphne Jackson Trust. The JDRF-sponsored Fellowship is for a researcher with an interest in type 1 diabetes to return to work after a career break and make a difference in their field.

Delivering change for people with type 1

There are around 400,000 people living with type 1 diabetes in the UK and currently there is no cure. Here at JDRF, we’re committed to supporting research to improve the lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes and one day eradicate the condition for good.

Rachel Connor, Director of Research Partnerships at JDRF UK said, “JDRF is very excited to be working with the Daphne Jackson Trust to support people returning to type 1 diabetes research.”

What will this Fellowship involve?

These Fellowships offer three-year part-time funding for individuals wishing to return to research after a career break of two years or more. The Fellowships must be undertaken at a UK university and involve a challenging research project that addresses a question of relevance to type 1 diabetes and its associated complications. Fellows additionally benefit from an individually tailored retraining programme throughout the course of their Fellowship.

An exciting research partnership

Helen Marsh, Trust Manager at the Daphne Jackson Trust said, “We are very excited to be working with JDRF and delighted that they are sponsoring a Daphne Jackson Fellowship, supporting a research returner to get back into their career. JDRF make a real difference to people’s lives with type 1 diabetes, and their research is crucial.”

Who to contact for more information

For more details about the eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit: For further information before submitting an application, please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust via email at