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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Returning to Science

Durham University and the Chemistry Department aim to support scientists to continue and re-launch their scientific careers after a break due to long term illness, family caring responsibilities, parental leave or work in non-academic employment.

Qualified scientists who had at least a one year gap after their last employment in academia might be eligible to apply for the following funding opportunities:

- Daphne Jackson Fellowship


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- Ernest Rutherford Returner Fellowship


- Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowship


- Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship


Other interesting fellowships:

- L'Oreal Fellowships


The following website offers a lot of relevant information, job offers, and contacts:

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Former Fellowship holders still working in the Chemistry Department are:

(Contributed by Dr Stefanie Freitag-Pohl)

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