The Queen Mary University of London provides fully funded scholarship to candidates pursuing PhD in Intellectual Property. Known as the Herchel Smith PhD Scholarship, it recognizes and supports exceptional full-time students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to intellectual property law. Also, this programme supports PhD students in intellectual property law and those working at the intersection of intellectual property law and other areas of sciences and humanities.
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The award covers three years of study while in full-time enrolment, subject to satisfactory annual progress reports. Successful recipients of this award will undertake research support work as well as any related tasks as required, of up to 6 hours per week for the duration of their studies, for the Queen Mary Intellectual Property law Research Institute (QMIPRI).
The award will cover all tuition fees, whether at the Home/EU rate or the overseas rate. It is therefore open to both UK and non-EU applicants. In addition, an award of around £16,700 per year (reviewed annually) is payable to the recipient on a regular basis throughout the academic year starting from September 2019.
Applicants are eligible for the scholarship only if they complete the online application prior to the deadline. The fully funded intellectual property scholarship is available for PhD students enrolling full-time only.
During the application process, applicants must specify the source of funding and also mention if they are applying for the scholarship.
The closing date for fully Funded PhD in Intellectual Property Scholarship award applications is Monday 3 June 2019 and the selection process will be completed by early August.