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University of Leeds PhD scholarships

The Leeds Opportunity Research Scholarship


The Leeds Opportunity Research Scholarships (LORS) are open to prospective postgraduate researchers from Black, Asian and other minoritised ethnic groups who are eligible for the Home rate of tuition fees and have received an offer to study on any non-funded research programme at the University of Leeds.

Three awards are available each year, covering the full cost of tuition fees as well as an annual stipend paid at the UKRI rate to help cover living expenses during your research programme.

Applications for the LORS open in early November, with application workshops run throughout January. LORS funding is awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need and a personal statement outlining how you plan to make the most of your time at the University of Leeds.

Closing Date for Application forms 17:00 (UK time) Monday 8 April 2024

Duration and Value of the Award

  • The award provides full academic fees and a maintenance grant (£18,622 in Session 2023/24) for full-time study, part-time will be pro-rata at 60%.  This amount increases per annum in line with the UKRI rate.  Full-time awards provide full fees for 3 years and a maintenance award for 3.5 years (Part-time awards are pro-rata).

Full eligibility criteria as well as guidance for applicants and supervisors can be found here: https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/234-leeds-opportunity-research-scholarship-2024

If you have any questions about the Leeds Opportunity Research Scholarship, please contact the PGR Diversity Team (pgrdiversity@leeds.ac.uk)

WRoCAH Arts and Humanities Research Council Open Competition and Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentships 2024

The White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. WRoCAH will be offering at least 45 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD studentships starting in October 2024. The awards will be awarded through open competition across the three institutions and will be for student-led project applications. Collaborative Doctoral Awards, where a researcher works closely with a non-academic partner organisation, will also be available and these will be advertised in early 2024.

Click here for more information.

Closing date for open competition applications 17:00 GMT Wednesday 24 January 2024.

Leeds University Faculty of Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships for researchers from UK Black, Asian and other minoritised ethnic groups

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leeds, is inviting applications for the next round of its doctoral scholarship scheme for UK Black, Asian and other minoritised ethnic groups to undertake postgraduate/PhD research within the Faculty. Three scholarships are available this year.

The Faculty is inviting applications from candidates from UK Black, Asian and other minoritised ethnic groups currently underrepresented within postgraduate research.

Scholarship holders will have access to world leading facilities and supervision, and to research centres which shape the research and innovation agenda within and beyond the social sciences. All postgraduate researchers in the Faculty are members of the Social Sciences Graduate School, bringing together a socially, culturally and intellectually diverse community of doctoral researchers, in an interdisciplinary research environment geared to addressing global challenges. Our doctoral researchers also have access to bespoke training and support via the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

These scholarships are available on either a 1+3 (Masters and 3-year PhD) or a +3 (3-year PhD) (or part-time equivalent) basis. Depending on the level of research training already achieved, and where applicants do not yet meet our entry requirements for PhD study, we can also support applications via the 1+3 scheme. This would include funding to undertake an appropriate Masters degree (MA, MSc, LLM) in the Faculty of Social Sciences in the first instance followed by the PhD. 

Each scholarship will cover full UK research degree fees and a maintenance grant at current UKRI rates.   

Key Details

Deadline: Monday 8 April 2024

Funding start date: Tuesday 1 October 2024

Number of funding places: 3

Country eligibility: UK only

Source of funding: University of Leeds

Schools: School of Education, School of Law, School of Politics and International Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy

For more information and to apply visit the University of Leeds website here.