Each University is only permitted to submit one application to the Leverhlume Doctoral Scholarships. As a result the University has implemented an internal selection process.

The Leverhulme Trust plan to make 10 awards of £1.35 million each to UK universities, to support doctoral study in a priority research area for that institution. Each award will fund 15 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships, with 5 scholarships to be offered in each year of the first 3 years of the grant.

The awards are offered in a subject area or thematic area that applicant universities have identified as a research priority. The chosen area should be sufficiently broad to sustain 15 doctoral students over the period of the grant, but it should also have a clear and coherent overarching thematic identity.

Each scholarship is for a fixed sum of £90,000 for up to 48 months of full-time doctoral study, which will cover maintenance (at research council levels), tuition fees, with any remaining funds to be used for the Scholar’s research and training expenses.

General and Specific scheme criteria apply. See Leverhulme guidance before making an internal application.

Leverhulme value ideas that are more blue skies and not necessarily within the remit of research councils and larger charities; please read their funding criteria carefully to help you think about the niche, interest and importance of your topic area.

Internal selection Process

If you want to be considered as Bath’s applicant you need to submit a two page outline of your doctoral programme using this template and email it to RIS Research Development resdev@bath.ac.uk by 12 noon on Friday 20 March 2020.

All proposals will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • Professor Jonathan Knight (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research)
  • Professor Chick Wilson (Associate Dean for Research, Science)
  • Professor Andrew Brown (Associate Dean for Research, Management)
  • Professor Julie Barnett (Associate Dean for Research, Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Professor Davide Mattia (Associate Dean Research, Engineering and Design)
  • Kate Charles (Head of Research Grant Development, RIS).

Decisions will be announced during week commencing 23 March, allowing further work on the proposal prior to the Leverhulme’s 5 June 2020 deadline.

The Associate Deans for Research will be able to advise on the suitability of your idea for Leverhulme, as can RIS Research Development. Email: resdev@bath.ac.uk