Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship

These scholarships provide funding to enable you to develop leadership skills through a range of personal development activities and two six week periods of project work as part of ongoing research in your faculty.

The next round of applications will be open in February 2018

This scheme is a product of the University’s commitment to teaching in a research-intensive environment and aims to offer funded opportunities for undergraduates to become actively involved in some of the research currently being conducted by academic staff.

The scholarships represent an exciting opportunity to undertake a directed research project, working under the supervision of a designated lead supervisor, but also benefiting from advice, support and training delivered by a wider research group.


Benefits 

As a Research and Leadership Scholar you will:

  • Enhance your academic potential through the experience of working in partnership with leading researchers;
  • Receive individual support and mentoring from a specialist supervisor and an associated research team;
  • Gain valuable, transferable skills in research, communication, project planning and leadership;
  • Increase your employability through undertaking project work, and through participation in workshops designed to promote self-confidence, initiative, innovation and creativity;
  • Represent your school and faculty as a student ambassador;
  • Receive a grant totaling up to £6000 (£4,000 personal financial allowance chiefly to cover maintenance, accommodation etc and a further £2,000 is available for additional scholarly duties carried out throughout the scholarship period).

For more information and how to apply, select your faculty below. If you're unclear which faculty you're in, check our faculty list

Arts, Humanities and Cultures

The scholarships are open to current first year students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures. 

For more information and how to apply please visit the faculty webpage

Biological Sciences

The scholarships are open to current first year students in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. 

For more information and how to apply please contact Andrew Hollins

Education, Social Sciences and Law

The scholarships are open to current first year students in the ESSL faculty.

For more information and how to apply please visit the faculty webpage

Engineering

The scholarships are open to current first year students in the Faculty of Engineering.

For more information and how to apply please contact Jennifer Coupe

Environment 

The scholarships are open to current first year students in the faculty of Environment.

For more information and how to apply please visit the faculty webpage

Leeds University Business School 

The scholarships are open to current first year students in LUBS.

For more information and how to apply please contact Dr. Joanne Dickinson

Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The scholarships are open to current second year students in the MaPS faculty.

For more information and how to apply please contact Annmarie Rye

    Medicine and Health

    The scholarships are open to current first year students (with the exception of those on the MBChB programmes).

    For more information and how to apply please contact Colin Avison