Taking a break from academia need not prevent scientists returning to research, according to an organisation that helps scholars back into the lab.
The Daphne Jackson Trust supports mainly female researchers who have
taken a career break for family, caring or health reasons by securing
retraining and a new position for them in a UK university through a
According to a new survey from the trust, nine out of ten of those
who have completed the fellowship stay in a science, technology,
engineering or mathematics related career.
Fewer, although still a majority, continued in research-based jobs.
Seven out of ten were still in such positions in the first year after
the fellowship, and 57 per cent five years afterwards.
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