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Emma and Leslie Reid Research Scholarship 2021


Key facts

Tuesday 1 June 2021
Funding start date
Friday 1 October 2021
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
School of Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Healthcare, School of Medicine, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Psychology
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Emma and Leslie Reid Scholarship was established in 1965. The fund was bequeathed by Mrs Emma Reid and is named after the donor and her son, Leslie Reid. The fund is currently being used to provide scholarships for postgraduate researchers wishing to undertake research degree study in connection with diseases of the heart or brain (or kindred diseases).

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

<p>Closing Date for Application forms 17:00 (UK time) Tuesday&nbsp;1 June 2021</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 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 a rate of &pound;14,000 for 3 years (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 2021 (although current Masters students on a January-January programme may commence on 1 February 2022)</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> </ul> <h4>Selection</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>

<p>Stage 1&nbsp;<br /> First of all apply for a <a href="">research place of study</a> by completing a study application form.&nbsp;</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> <p>Stage 2&nbsp;<br /> Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID, <a href="">complete the online application form.</a></p> <p><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.<br /> <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 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="">School</a> in which you wish to study.</p> <p>Or contact Postgraduate Scholarships e: <a href=""></a>&nbsp;t: +44 (0)113 343 34077<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>The Emma and Leslie Reid Scholarship is available for research degree study in connection with diseases of the heart and brain (or kindred diseases). Listed below are just some of the projects available (subject to change)</p>

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