The Queen Mary University of London is offering PhD scholarship for the UK and non-EU applicants for the academic year 2017-18. The scholarship is available to new PhD students undertaking full-time research in the area of Intellectual Property (IP).
University facilitates world-leading research across all academic schools and departments, with an impressive track record of initiating exciting and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations.
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Course Level: Scholarship is awarded for pursuing PhD programme at the Queen Mary University of London.
Study Subject: Scholarship is available to undertake research in the area of Intellectual Property (IP). The research topic should focus on one of the following themes:
IPRs and public international law/private international law; IPRs and intangible cultural/scientific heritage; IPRs and human rights; Doctrine of functionality; The role of intellectual property law in promoting and regulating art; intersection of international trade and intellectual property law (e.g. Patents and Trade in Stem Cells; Trade Marks and Tobacco Plain Packaging); intellectual property transactions (e.g. Licensing of Broadcasting Rights for Premier League matches); interrelationship of TRIPS with regional and national Law (e.g. TRIPS and the European Patent Convention); philosophy of intellectual property; primary and secondary markets in IP; Art 102 TFEU applied to “double identity” TM cases; property rights in persona; enforcement of IP; exhaustion and licensing.
Scholarship Award: 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 £16,000 per year (reviewed annually) will be paid to the recipient on a monthly basis throughout the calendar year starting from September 2017.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
The Herschel Smith PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and supports exceptional full-time students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to intellectual property law. 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.
The award is for new applicants who will enrol at the start of the coming academic year, in September 2017. Therefore, current PhD students who enrolled prior to September 2017 are not eligible to apply for the award.
Please note that our PhD programmes are September entry only. Applicants must fulfil the necessary academic requirements to be eligible for the programme (this includes graduating from their LLM course with the specified grade or higher). Therefore, students graduating in November 2017 can only start their studies in September 2018 and are not eligible for this award (unless they have previously graduated from an LLM degree taken earlier).
Nationality: Scholarship is open to both UK and non-EU applicants.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: The Herschel Smith PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and supports exceptional full-time students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to intellectual property law.
English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Only applicants who have completed the online application process to the PhD programme prior to the funding submission deadline will be considered for funding. For information on how to make an application, what our entry requirements are, and what supporting documentation is required, please see the web page.
To make an online application, you would need to visit this web page and then click on one of the two blue buttons on the right hand side of the screen (under the ‘apply on-line’ heading) – this will then take you to the online application system itself, where you can complete the application form and upload the required supporting documentation. Please click on the top button if you want to study on a full-time basis, and the bottom one if you want to study on a part-time basis.
Application Deadline: The closing date for Herchel Smith scholarship award applications is Thursday, June 1, 2017, and decisions will be made in the following month.
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