Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme Supervisor Information

Project proposals are now being sought from academic staff for the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme 2023. 

The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme aims to develop a new generation of leaders who are skilled researchers, embrace data-based decision making, and believe it is a moral imperative to lead with integrity.  

The scheme invests in talented and motivated undergraduate students, giving them the knowledge, skills and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders.  

It is now operating at five UK universities, including Leeds, as well as several international institutions – and the network is continuing to expand.  

26 scholarships are awarded to students at Leeds in their first year of a three/four-year undergraduate degree programme. 

Projects are encouraged to have an international dimension – e.g. a focus on another country or contain a global element. This may include an opportunity to spend all or part of the research period in an overseas university or placement. 

The scholarships aim to create an international network of diverse, passionate and ethical leaders who will reinvest their skills, knowledge and experience to help others succeed.  

To date, more than one thousand scholars have completed the programme all over the world.  

Benefits for you 

There are many benefits to being a Laidlaw Programme research project supervisor, including: 

  • an opportunity to support and mentor ambitious and proactive students 
  • an opportunity to select the very best undergraduate students, who can make a genuine contribution to your research 
  • the chance to accompany your students to a celebration event, which will be organised for all Leeds Laidlaw Scholars 
  • the chance for you, your students and the department to be featured in profile-raising opportunities during the programme; and 
  • the development of students, including the development of potential Masters and PhD candidates, who can make a lasting contribution to your School’s research output, recruitment and reputation. 

How to submit a project proposal

Colleagues wishing to submit an application please complete the online project proposal form no later than 28 November 2022.  

Guidance notes are available for completing the form, but please contact Rebecca Shaw for help or advice who, together with a full list of Faculty representatives, will be able to support you through the process.   

Further information about the Laidlaw Programme and being a supervisor Supervisor Information 2022-23.pptx  

Information Sessions

Information drop-in sessions are being held in October. 

Information Session One│ Thursday 6th October│1pm - 2pm 

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Information Session Two│ Wednesday 19th October│2pm-3pm 

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