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Stanley Burton Research Scholarship 2020


Key facts

Monday 1 June 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
School of Music
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Stanley Burton Scholarship was established in 2000. The fund was bequeathed by Mr Stanley Burton, who took an interest in the University of Leeds for over forty years. From 1952 to 1987 he was a member of Council, and from 1987 up to the time of his death he served on the Court. The purpose of these Scholarships is to assist students from the UK/EU to undertake research study in the School of Music at the University of Leeds.

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

<p><strong>Closing Date for Application forms 23:59 (UK time) Monday 1 June 2020</strong></p> <h4>Duration of award</h4> <ul> <li> <div>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 students) or four years (for part-time students), subject to satisfactory academic progress.</div> </li> </ul> <h4>Funding</h4> <div> <ul> <li>The award will cover fees at the University of Leeds standard 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 at the standard UKRI rate 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> </div> <h4>Other conditions</h4> <ul> <li> <div>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Awards must be taken up by 1 October 2020</div> </li> <li> <div>The awards are available for new Postgraduate Researchers undertaking full-time or part-time research study leading to the degree of PhD.&nbsp;&nbsp;Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from applying</div> </li> <li> <div>Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <h4>Selection Process</h4> <ul> <li> <p>Each School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to nominate for the award.&nbsp;The Group&nbsp;on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes selects the final list of awards&nbsp;based on&nbsp;academic merit and no other factors such as financial hardship are taken into account.</p> </li> <li> <p>The University will publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website within 10 weeks of the relevant scholarship closing date.</p> </li> </ul>

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

<div><strong>Stage 1</strong>&nbsp;- First of all apply for <a href="">a research place of study</a> by completing a study&nbsp;application form.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Stage 2</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID, <a href="">complete the online application form</a>.</div> <p>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><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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

Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree. Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study.

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

The minimum English language requirements for Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 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.

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

<p>For further information please contact <a href="">The School of Music</a></p> <p>e: <a href=""></a>, t:&nbsp;+44 (0)113 343 8713</p> <p>OR&nbsp;Postgraduate Scholarships e: <a href=""></a> t:&nbsp;+44 (0)113 343 34077</p>