Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Duncan Norman Research Scholarship in University of Liverpool [UK]

Deadline: 1 May 2007

The Duncan Norman Research Scholarship at the University of Liverpool was established in 2004 following the receipt of a generous donation from The Duncan Norman Charitable Trust in memory of the late Mr Duncan Norman. The objective of the Scholarship is to enable academically gifted students who also have the personal qualities to make them leaders in society, to pursue MPhil/PhD study at the University of Liverpool. The Scholarship may be used to fund research in any University department. The University has established an Advisory Panel of internationally renowned persons to oversee the award of the Scholarship.

The Scholarship is available to all prospective full time postgraduate research students, irrespective of nationality or tuition fee status (i.e. whether UK, EU or overseas). To be eligible for consideration, prospective students must have had their application for MPhil/PhD research approved by the University by the application deadline. One Scholarship shall be awarded annually, and competition therefore is very strong. Only students who already hold, or are likely to attain in forthcoming examinations, a first class honours degree (or its equivalent) are likely to be considered by the Advisory Panel. The Scholarship is available to new students only. Students currently registered for MPhil/PhD research at the University are ineligible to apply.

The Scholarship covers full tuition fees and provides a maintenance stipend and other benefits, including accommodation on the University campus to a total value of £20,000 per year. The Scholarship is awarded for one year in the first instance, but subject to satisfactory academic programme, will be renewed for a total period of up to three years.

For students from the UK and other European countries, it is expected that, where possible, applicants for the Duncan Norman Research Scholarship should also have made an application to the appropriate Research Council for a Postgraduate Studentship. If offered, the Studentship must be accepted, and in such circumstances the Duncan Norman Research Scholarship would provide additional funding such that the student would receive a stipend and other benefits to a total value of £20,000 annually.

For overseas students, it is expected that applicants for the Duncan Norman Research Scholarship should also have made an application via the University for an Overseas Research Students Award Scheme (ORSAS) award. Any applicant who has made a valid application to the University for an ORSAS award will be invited to apply for the Duncan Norman Research Scholarship.

The holder of the Scholarship must register for an MPhil/PhD at the University of Liverpool, and to attend any events based in Liverpool that are organised by the Duncan Norman Charitable Trust.

Further details regarding this prestigious scholarship are to be found in the application pack, which can be downloaded from here.

For further information, please contact:

Student Administration Centre (Scholarships), University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, UK, Fax: +44 (0)151 794 2041 Email:

Deadline: The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 1 May 2007. Source: Click Here

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