The School of Law postgraduate scholarships: details and conditions Stipend and Period of Appointment Scholarships awarded to full-time research students by The School of Law for academic year 2009-2010 will vary in value. The exact value will be stipulated in any offer made to a successful candidate. For Scholarships that will include an amount to be paid for maintenance as well as tuition fees, the maintenance amount will be paid in quarterly instalments, after registration for a research degree. As a full-time registered student, the maintenance stipend is not normally subject to tax. Scholarships awarded by The School of Law will be for the period of one year initially. Awards will be renewed for subsequent two years of the degree programme subject to satisfactory progress, as confirmed by the supervisor(s) of the research student. Criteria for awards Applications for the Scholarships will be considered and awarded by the Research Committee of The School of Law. Scholarship awards will be made on the basis of academic merit, research potential and the ability to complete the project. Applicants for the Scholarships offered by The School of Law must also have been made an offer of a place on the to research (MPhil/PhD) degree programme in The School of Law by the time of the application deadline. Additional benefits A research student in The School of Law will be allocated a shared workspace, a networked computer and personal storage space in the School on request (to be made to The School of Law’s Postgraduate Research Student Administration Office after registration). Research students in The School of Law are allocated a yearly allowance of £40 for photocopying. Those students who do not request to have their own workspace in the School will additionally be allocated a yearly printing allowance of £40. The School of Law offers its research students the opportunity to apply once a year for a Research Support Award of £300. The Research Support Award is intended to offer additional financial support to research students attending international conferences (usually in which the student will be presenting a paper). The School of Law very much encourages applications for this source of financial support, with applicants eligible to apply once registered as a research student in the School.
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