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Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Law 2019-20

Type of award

Scholarship

Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Law

Value

The scholarship value is £19,500 per year for three years to cover tuition fees and maintenance allowance.

Additional funding of up to £1,500 per year is available to support placement, overseas institutional visit, research training and conference attendance at the discretion of the Faculty PGR Committee Chair.

Specified use

The funding is provided for three years commencing in academic year 2019-20.

Available to applicants undertaking research within one of The University of Manchester's priority philanthropic research themes (TBC). More information on the Research Impact priority research themes can be found here .

Tenable period

The total award value is £19,500 per year for three years to cover tuition fees and maintenance allowance.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Two PhD scholarships are available for doctoral studies in the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Manchester commencing 2019/20. The funds are made available through the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) from donation to the University of Manchester. Please see http://your.manchester.ac.uk/ for more information.

Funding provider

The University of Manchester Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Bioethics
  • Criminology
  • Law

Academic requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate and master's level in a relevant subject area from a reputable higher education institution.

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must be offer holders at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

Students who have already started their doctoral degree are not eligible.

Subject to confirmation from the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR), the proposed research project must be related to the University's philanthropic research themes .

Although not a requirement, priority is given to candidates who have identified or developed a potential opportunity to undertake a doctoral placement and/or an overseas institutional visit during their PhD.

Research supervisors must have a proven track record of undertaking research at internationally recognised levels of excellence and regularly publish the results in leading outlets, in addition to the supervision of research students through to timely and successful completion.

Application procedure

Applicants must first submit a complete online application for their chosen PhD programme (to include; research proposal, two academic references, degree certificates/transcripts and CV).

Only applicants who have been offered a place on the programme will be considered for the Award.

In order to apply for the Research Impact Scholarship, applicants must email the Research Impact Scholarship Application Form (TBC) as well as all required supporting documentation (Degree certificates and transcripts, references, and evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)) to law.scholarship@manchester.ac.uk by the closing date.

Application form

Additional documentation

  • Research Impact Scholarship Application Form (TBC)
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree certificates and academic transcripts
  • Research proposal
  • References
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)

Selection body

Nominations from the School of Law will be considered by the Faculty of Humanities committee. Nominations which do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be included in the Faculty committee consideration. Applications sent directly from candidates or supervisors to the Faculty will be referred to the School.

Closing date

Applications and all supporting documentation must be received by the School by 5pm on Monday 25 th March 2019. Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Incomplete applications will also not be considered.

In order to apply for funding you must first have applied for a place on one of our PhD degree programmes. We recommend that an application for PhD study is made at least four weeks before the funding deadline.

Decision date

June 2019.

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