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Applications now open for the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship Programme 2021

(9 October 2020)

Applications are now open for the next intake of Laidlaw Scholars, deadline is Midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021. This year we in are inviting students to apply with their own project proposal’s and will be encouraged to approach an academic member of staff to support them. Each scholar will receive a stipend payment of £6,000 (£3,000 per summer). Additional fund are also available to support the research work.

In summer one, all scholars will undertake one 6 week research project which they will develop, pursue and report on a research question with an academic supervisor. This project will be defined by the student giving them the opportunity to explore a research area which they are passionate about.

The second summer of the programme involves a number of options whereby they will put their leadership learning into practice for the benefit of others as well as developing their skills through action-based learning.

For more information please watch this short video - Can we please ask you to promote this opportunity to your students where possible. Information on eligibility and how they apply can be found here.

More information for prospective academic supervisors is available here, and within the Laidlaw Brochure.

If you have any questions please contact the Laidlaw team at: