|Deadline: June 3, 2019||Institution(s): Queen Mary University|
|Level of Study: PhD||Study in: London, UK|
Intellectual Property PhD – Herchel Smith Scholarships at the school of law ,Queen Mary university, UK.:
New PhD students undertaking full-time research in the area of Intellectual Property (IP) can apply for a Herchel Smith Scholarship to start in the 2019-20 academic year. The award covers three years of study while in full time enrolment, subject to satisfactory annual progress reports.
The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally.
Successful recipients of this award will undertake research support work and 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).
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- 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.
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3 years as full time.
6 years as part time.
- The award will cover all tuition fees, plus an award of around £16,700 per year (reviewed annually) will be paid to the recipient on a regular basis throughout the academic year starting from September 2019.
English. (IELTS and other tests required)
All World Countries
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- applicant must be a 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 enroll at the start of the coming academic year, in September 2019.
(IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.)TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking. Also other tests can be accepted .
The first step: Before applying you should prepare the following documents:
- a copy of your original certificate and/or transcript
- any additional documents relating to this qualification (e.g. translations, reverse of transcript) maximimum of 5 uploads
- demonstrate proficiency in English, language.
- A CV (curriculum vitae) or résumé is a summary of your education and any employment to date.
- If you are a member of any professional organisations (e.g. GMC, Bar) please provide the organisation name and your registration number (where applicable)
- a brief (1,000 words maximum) personal statement that: Explains your interest in this area Describes any relevant research experience – for example, as part of a previous degree Lists any academic work you have published or which is awaiting publication
- Research Proposal include ; Proposed supervisor; Have you already made contact with the supervisor(s) ; Proposed project title / Studentship title ; Research group ; What is your proposed start date?
- Proof of funding or scholarship
- Two refrees and their contacts
The second step: Make online application:
- make an on-line application, to the PhD programme prior to the funding submission deadline will be considered for funding :for full time here and part time here , then register next log in after that apply as a new applicant
- then follow your application step by step
- then click submit button once only
- For more information about application follow this link
- If you have any queries relating to the PhD funding application process, please email the School of Law PhD Admissions Administrator, Mr G Skehan by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The third step: Follow application instructions:
Notifications to be considered as a funding applicant not an applicant to the PhD programme only.
- There is a section within the PhD online application form labelled ‘Funding’. (To notify that ‘I will fund my studies by other means’).
- Then in the ‘Please give details of any scholarships or grants you are applying for or have already secured’, you should specifically state that (you wish to apply for a School of Law Herchel Smith award).
important Notes :
- If you want to apply for Herchel Smith funding and have already submitted your main application (without indicating that you wish to be considered for one of our funding awards) you must contact Mr Gareth Skehan, PhD Admissions Administrator, before the deadline by email on email@example.com, and state the award that you want to apply for. Without this specific email notification you will not be considered for Herchel Smith funding.
- Applicants should note the School of Law, unlike other PhD programmes at QMUL, has no formal requirement for applicants to contact an academic staff member to arrange for supervision to be agreed prior to submission of their full application. All applications, in the first instance, are reviewed by Research Admissions Director.
- The Director has an overview of the supervisory capabilities and availabilities of all academic staff within the School, so applications are always reviewed, if they are considered strong enough by the Director, by academics with research expertise relevant to an applicant’s proposed area of study.
- However, the College’s On-line application system requires applicants to confirm the name of a proposed supervisor (in the ‘Research Proposal’ section).
- As Law has no requirement here, applicants can simply name their proposed supervisor as a ‘School of Law supervisor’, without having to name a specific member of staff (although they are free to do so if they wish).