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Stanley Burton Research Scholarship 2024


Key facts

Monday 3 June 2024
Funding start date
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
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 Home-rated postgraduate researchers 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 17:00 (UK time) Monday 3 June 2024.</strong></p> <h4>Duration of award</h4> <ul> <li> <div>Full-time (3.5 years) or pro-rata for part-time. The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up tp two years (pro-rata for part-time), subject to satisfactory academic progress.</div> </li> </ul> <div> <ul> <li>The award provides full academic fees and a maintenance grant (&pound;18,622 in Session 2023/24) for full-time study, part-time will be pro-rata at 60%. &nbsp;This amount increases per annum in line with the UKRI rate. Full-time awards provide full fees for 3 years and a maintenance award for 3.5 years (Part-time awards are pro-rata).</li> </ul> <ul> <li>There are no other allowances.</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>These awards must normally be taken up by 1 October 2024&nbsp;</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;PGRs 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.</div> </li> <li> <div>One award available&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <h4>Selection Process</h4> <p>The Admissions Team selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to nominate for the award.&nbsp;The University of Leeds PGR Recruitment Group 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> <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>

<div><strong>Stage 1</strong>&nbsp;- First of all apply for <a href="" target="_blank">a research place of study</a> by completing a study&nbsp;application form.</div> <div> <p>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 are not accompanied by the documents requested by the scholarship deadline will not be considered for the award.<br /> 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.</p> <p>*The supporting documents you need to provide with your study application are listed on website for the School/Faculty in which you are applying to study.</p> </div> <div><strong>Stage 2</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID, <a href="" target="_blank">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>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 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 Admissions Team</a> in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures</p> <p>OR&nbsp;<a href="">Postgraduate Scholarships</a>&nbsp;</p>