Call for Laidlaw Scholarship project proposals

Project proposals are now being sought from academic staff for the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship 2019.

The 2018 Laidlaw Scholars cohort

The 2018 Laidlaw Scholars cohort. December 2018

The Laidlaw Scholarship is a three-year programme of training and a research project, providing scholars with high-quality support to extend their subject knowledge and to develop and evidence both research and leadership skills, as preparation for further academic study or employment.

The scheme is now operating in six UK universities, including Leeds, where there are 25 scholarships available across all Faculties. 

Scholarships are awarded to students in the first year of a three-year undergraduate degree programme.

Scholars undertake two periods of funded research, each lasting for six weeks. The research periods will take place in the summers of 2019 and 2020.

Another element of the scheme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills vital for becoming future leaders in their chosen fields. See the Laidlaw Scholars website for further information.

And there are many benefits of being a Laidlaw scholar research project supervisor, including:

  • an opportunity to support and mentor ambitious and proactive students
  • the chance to select the very best undergraduate students, who can make a genuine contribution to your research through two extended periods of work 
  • an opportunity to accompany your students to a celebration event, organised for all Leeds Laidlaw Scholars
  • the chance for you, your students and the department to be featured in profile-raising opportunities during the programme; and
  • development of students, including potential Masters and PhD candidates, who can make a lasting contribution to your School’s research output, recruitment and reputation.

Information drop-in sessions are being staged during the next month. They take place on Tuesday 11 December, 3-4pm, in Clothworkers’ North Building LT (G.12); Tuesday 18 December, 1-2pm, Baines Wing SR (G.37), and Tuesday 8 January, 1-2pm, Baines Wing SR (G.37).

Download and complete the project proposal form and return to Kate Dunstone no later than 12 January 2019. Guidance notes are available for completing the form, but contact Kate for help or advice, together with a full list of Faculty representatives, who will also be able to support you through the process.

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