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HSS Research Bursary Scheme

We are pleased to confirm that the HSS Student Research Bursary Scheme Autumn 2022-23 is now open for applications from students (LLM, MRes students and LLB finalists) in the School of Law (Department of Law and Centre for Commercial Law Studies). Deadline for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 02 December 2022. Completed application form to be sent via email to the attention of Isabella D’Adamo via dolresearch@qmul.ac.uk.

This bursary scheme provides an opportunity to undertake paid research work, to be completed between 9 January and 21 April 2023, within the School of Law. Research projects will be carried out under the guidance of an academic member of staff within the School of Law. The aim of the scheme is to help students make appropriate career plans, and to understand the employability assets that they will offer future employers. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences through their research. 

Applications will be checked and assessed against the skills and knowledge evidenced in the application. The outcome will be confirmed to students by Friday 16th December 2022.

This opportunity is open to LLM, MRes Students and LLB finalists students in their 2nd ,3rd or 4th year of study. Please refer to each project description (below) to see which projects are open to which cohorts.

Work patterns may be agreed with the academic lead; however, all work must be completed by 21st April 2023. Feedback will be requested from both staff and students before this date to allow time to process details for students' Higher Education Achievement Records.

Selected students will receive a £1000 bursary for 83 hours of contribution (or 41.5 hours for half-sized projects at £500) to the specified project in line with the London Living Wage. Bursaries will be paid in two instalments – half prior to commencing work and half upon successful completion of the project.

Following the completion of the project, it is anticipated that students will be able to evidence the experiential learning acquired and the skills they developed, via the Higher Education Achievement Record

SOL HSS Bursary Scheme Projects:

Project Lead

1

Proj 1. Drug Patents versus Drug Innovation (£1000)

This project is open to LLM and MRes only

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Dr Garry Gabison

2

Proj 2. The Impact of the Printing Press on Innovation & Democracy (£1000)

This project is open to LLM and MRes only

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Dr Garry Gabison

3

The concept of “public interest” in German and French copyright laws- jurisprudential and policy literature review (£1000)

This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB finalists and LLM  

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Prof Uma Suthersanen   

4

Proj 1. Literature Review for the Queen Mary Financial Inclusion Project (£500)

This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB finalists and LLM/MRes

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Prof Rosa Lastra

 5

Proj 2. Survey design for the Queen Mary Financial Inclusion Project (£500)

This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB finalists and LLM

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Prof Rosa Lastra/

Main contact- Carlos Carvalho

 6

Proj 1. Democratic Innovation in Making and Reforming Constitutions (£1000)

This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB finalists and LLM

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Dr Jeffrey Kennedy

7

Proj 2. The Research Roles of Sentencing Councils and Commissions (£1000)

This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB finalists and LLM

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Dr Jeffrey Kennedy

8

Child Rights and International Law – a research and networking project (£1000)

This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB finalists and LLM

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Dr Hedi Viterbo

9

Intoxication: A common law drug policy (£1000)

This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB finalists and LLM

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Ms Amber Marks/ Dr Nicola Georgiou

 

How to apply

Students can apply for one project only. Please download and complete an Application Form which requires information such as:

Title of Project and academic lead

Your details

Previous Experience

Personal Statement

Skills and Knowledge

 

Send your complete application to Isabella D’Adamo dolresearch@qmul.ac.uk, by1200 on 2nd December 2022.

Please quote on your email Subject: SOL-HSS Bursary Scheme–Your Full Name and indicate in the body of the email the project title you wish to apply for.

If you have issues opening/downloading documents, please contact Isabella D’Adamo via dolresearch@qmul.ac.uk

Applications will be reviewed and assessed against the skills and knowledge evidenced in the application. The outcome of the selection will be confirmed to students by Friday 16th December 2022.

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