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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

(http://www.daphnejackson.org/)

Also see http://www.daphnejackson.org/fellowships/Current%20Opportunities/

- Ernest Rutherford Returner Fellowship

(http://www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/returner-fellowships/)

- Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowship

(http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/marie-sk%C5%82odowska-curie-actions)

- Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship

(https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin-fellowship/)

Other interesting fellowships:

- L'Oreal Fellowships

(https://www.womeninscience.co.uk/)

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

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/)

Former Fellowship holders still working in the Chemistry Department are:

(Contributed by Dr Stefanie Freitag-Pohl)

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