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Frank Parkinson Scholarship 2022

PGR-F-199

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Key facts

Deadline
Wednesday 1 June 2022
Number of funding places
1
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Schools
Accounting and Finance, Economics, Institute for Transport Studies, International Business, Management, Marketing, School of Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, School of Chemistry, School of Civil Engineering, School of Computing, School of Dentistry, School of Design, School of Earth and Environment, School of Education, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of English, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, School of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Geography, School of Healthcare, School of History, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, School of Law, School of Mathematics, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Media and Communication, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Music, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, School of Physics and Astronomy, School of Politics and International Studies, School of Psychology, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Work and Employment Relations
Research groups/institutes
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Frank Parkinson Scholarship was established in 1936. The fund was bequeathed by Mr Frank Parkinson who was a former student and Baines Scholar of the University of Leeds. In announcing his gift, he stated, I have long cherished the ambition to do something to ensure that the kind of assistance which was extended to me as a student should be available to a larger number of Yorkshire students, especially those who might otherwise be unable to contemplate a University career, or who, in spite of proved ability, might be unable to carry on postgraduate research work through lack of means.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p><strong>Closing Date for Application forms 17:00 (UK time) Wednesday&nbsp;1 June 2022</strong></p> <h4>Duration of Award</h4> <p>Full-time (3 years) or part-time (5 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years (for full-time PGRs) or four years (for part-time PGRs), subject to satisfactory academic progress.</p> <h4>Funding</h4> <p>The award will cover:</p> <ul> <li>Fees at the University of Leeds standard home rate of fees. (Fees may rise during the course of your candidature: this will be by no more than the rate of inflation, calculated according to the Retail Price Index);</li> <li>A maintenance grant&nbsp;of &pound;14,000 for 3 years&nbsp;(full-time), or &pound;8,400 for 5 years (part-time).</li> <li>There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.</li> </ul> <h4>Other Conditions</h4> <ul> <li>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree&nbsp;</li> <li>These awards must normally be taken up by 1 October 2022&nbsp;</li> <li>The awards are available for new Postgraduate Researchers undertaking full-time or part-time research study leading to the degree of PhD. PGRs who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from applying</li> <li>Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship</li> <li>Beneficiaries of the award must be born of British parents who have been domiciled in Yorkshire for a period of not less than ten years.&nbsp; The years of domicile need not be successive, but must amount to ten in the aggregate.&nbsp;&nbsp;Successful candidates will be required to supply proof of eligibility in respect of British nationality and the Yorkshire domicile of parents.</li> <li>One award available&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h4>Selection Process</h4> <p>Each School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to nominate for the award. &nbsp;The Group on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes selects the final list of awards based on academic merit and no other factors such as financial hardship are taken into account.</p> <p>The Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any communication regarding the progress of your application form.&nbsp; Unsuccessful applicants will be informed of their application outcome approximately 4 weeks after the application closing date.&nbsp; Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 10 weeks of the application closing date.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<h4>Stage 1&nbsp;</h4> <p>First of all apply for a research place of study by completing <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees" target="_blank">a study application form</a>.</p> <p paraeid="{1cb12a88-4c7f-4a7c-9a2b-534fa11ffa74}{162}" paraid="617466781">In order to be considered for the scholarship you must submit all the required supporting documents for your application for study*. Any study applications that&nbsp;are not accompanied&nbsp;by the documents requested by the scholarship deadline will not be considered for the award.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1cb12a88-4c7f-4a7c-9a2b-534fa11ffa74}{172}" paraid="101257157">Please note that an unsuccessful application for this scholarship does not exclude you from applying for other research study opportunities or scholarships offered by the University of Leeds.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1cb12a88-4c7f-4a7c-9a2b-534fa11ffa74}{176}" paraid="615424475">*The supporting documents you need to provide with your study application&nbsp;are listed&nbsp;on website for the School/Faculty in which you are applying to study.&nbsp;</p> <h4>Stage 2&nbsp;</h4> <p>Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID, complete the <a href="https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/centrally-funded-research-postgraduate-scholarships-2022" target="_blank">online application form</a>.<br /> Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application until the outcome is known.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.&nbsp; Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities.&nbsp;Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.<br /> <br /> Beneficiaries under the Fund must be born of British parents who have been domiciled in Yorkshire for a period of not less than ten years. The years of domicile need not be successive, but must amount to ten in the aggregate. Successful candidates will be required to supply proof of eligibility in respect of British nationality and the Yorkshire domicile of parents once the awards have been announced.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/faculties-centres/doc/faculties-contacts" target="_blank">School</a> you wish to study in.</p> <p>Or contact Postgraduate Scholarships e: <a href="mailto:pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk">pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk</a>&nbsp;t: +44 (0)113 343 34077</p>