Postgraduate Studentship Exchanges
FOR GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS 2002-2003
Date for Applications: 3 May 2002
pilot Studentships programme for 2001-02 was advertised
earlier this year. Under this pilot programme 5 awards
have been made this session to full-time research students
registered at Leeds. They will undertake research collaboration
for a period of 6 weeks at a participating WUN University
in the United States. The Scholarship has made a sum
of £1,800 available towards the cost of the visit (a
contribution to travel costs, insurance, visas and living
are now invited from registered full-time research students
for Postgraduate Research Studentship Exchanges for
Session 2002-2003 for research visits to international
following five Universities in the United States are
members of WUN (the World University Network): University
of California at San Diego, University of Washington
at Seattle, Illinois at Urbana -Champaign, Wisconsin
at Madison and Penn State.
internal Leeds selection panel will consider all applications
from students at Leeds. The decision about the awards
will be made by that panel.
applications must be submitted by a member of the academic
staff and the application completed in discussion with
the nominated student.
of the Studentships
exchange studentships will enable young researchers
to advance their knowledge within an international context,
gain expertise in new techniques, establish new contacts
in other institutions, enhance their experience through
exposure to different research cultures and strengthen
their career profile.
with WUN Institution
is expected that research links and academic collaboration
between the Leeds departments and the proposed WUN partner
should already be in place.
considering applications at the University of Leeds,
preference will be given by the selection panel to the
WUN exemplar areas of research as follows:
Geography of the New Economy
Geographical Information Systems
Public Policy and Management
Smart Materials and Nanoscale Science and Technology
Oceanography and Climate
University of Leeds will consider applications for visits
that extend between 6 weeks and 6 months. The length
of the visit must be clearly stated in the application.
amount awarded is at the discretion of the University
of Leeds panel and will be a contribution towards the
total cost. No award will exceed £5,000.
for Awards 2002-2003
visits undertaken by means of WUN Scholarships must
take place in the period before October 2003.
students who are already registered for research degrees
at the University of Leeds may apply for WUN Scholarships.
Research Degree Candidature
period of the exchange is part of the period of study
for a Leeds research degree and students undertaking
exchanges will not receive suspensions of study or extensions
to the standard period of study.
Tuition Fees and Bench Fees
part of the exchange, tuition fees and bench fees are
to be waived by the WUN partners. The expectation is
that the exchanges will take place on a "knock for knock"
basis between similar departments.
any issues are likely to arise in respect of intellectual
property rights, these matters should be addressed by
the participating supervisors before the commencement
of the research visit.
on Completion of WUN Studentship Visits
holder of awards and their Leeds supervisors are required
to provide a report to be send to the Research Degrees
& Scholarships Office within a month of the student's
return to the UK.
note that QAA has recently published (July 2001) a Code
of Practice on Placement Learning (see website http://www.qaa.ac.uk/public/latest.htm)
Date for Applications
nominations for consideration should be submitted on
the attached form (electronic version available from
Cheryl Edwards - ( 34007) by no later than 3 May
2002 to Cheryl Edwards, Research Degrees & Scholarships
of the Programme
about the co-ordination of this studentship programme
across all WUN institutions are in progress. Future arrangements
and applications procedure may be different