Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Fellowships ‘succeed in getting female researchers back into scholarship’ - THE

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 two-year fellowship.
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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