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Laidlaw Scholarship in Research and Leadership

The creation of the Laidlaw Scholarship was made possible by Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay’s forward-thinking vision and unswerving commitment to student development. The Scholarship has grown considerably since its inception and is now being delivered at a number of intstitutions, both internationally and nationally. The long-term vision of the programme is the creation of a diverse network of international Laidlaw Scholars who will reinvest their knowledge, skills and experiences amongst their peers, colleagues and networks.

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship was established to build a community of leaders who can contribute effectively in all facets of society and positively benefit others. The main aim of the Scholarship is to equip undergraduate students with the necessary research and leadership skills to help them fulfil their ambitions beyond their course of study, whether they intend to pursue a career in research or in another sector. We are looking for ambitious and self-motivated individuals with the capacity to design and conduct an original research project, and to commit to developing their leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours through the accredited leadership development programme.

The aim of the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme is to equip undergraduate students with the necessary research and leadership skills to help them fulfil their ambitions beyond their course of study, whether they intend to pursue a career in research or in another sector. We are looking for ambitious and self-motivated individuals who have the capacity to design and carry out an original research project, and to commit to developing their leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours through the leadership training element of the programme.

Details of the Laidlaw Scholarship are available here.

All undergraduate students in year 1 of a three year programme or year 2 of a four year programme are eligible to apply. There are no restrictions on discipline/department, college, nationality or fee status. (The programme is not open to visiting students).

Your application to the programme will be assessed through the online application form. There will be an interview for short-listed candidates.

To apply for the scholarship please visit the web page below:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/careers/students/employability/laidlaw/prospective/howtoapply/

Applications for 2020/21 Entry opens 28th October 2019 and close at 11.59pm on 13th December 2019

Shortlisting will take place before 7th February 2020

Interviews will be held on 25th and 26th February 2020

Students will be notified of outcome of applications by 9th March 2020

For further information or advice:

Email: laidlaw.scholarships@durham.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395