Herchel Smith PhD Scholarships 2023-24, Queen Mary College of London, UK

Deadline for purposes: 2 June 2023

New PhD college students endeavor full-time analysis within the space of Mental Property (IP) can apply for a Herchel Smith Scholarship to begin within the 2023-24 tutorial yr. The award covers three years of examine whereas in full time enrolment, topic to passable annual progress studies.

The award will cowl all tuition charges whether or not on the Dwelling price or the Worldwide price. It’s subsequently open to each UK and Worldwide candidates. As well as, an award of round £19,000 per yr (reviewed yearly) will probably be paid to the recipient frequently all through the educational yr ranging from September 2023.

What are Scholarship holders required to do?

Profitable recipients of this award will undertake analysis assist work and any associated duties as required, of as much as 6 hours per week at some point of their research, for the Queen Mary Mental Property regulation Analysis Institute (QMIPRI).

Who can apply?

The Herchel Smith PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and helps distinctive full-time college students who present the potential to make an excellent contribution to the world of mental property regulation. This programme helps PhD college students in mental property regulation and people working on the intersection of mental property regulation and different areas of sciences and humanities.

The award is for brand spanking new candidates who will enrol at first of the approaching tutorial yr, in September 2023. Due to this fact, present PhD college students who enrolled previous to September 2023 aren’t eligible to use for the award.

Additionally, candidates ought to be aware that our PhD programme solely has one entry level every year – in September. Most LLM programs within the UK finish with commencement in November. Entry on to our PhD programme relies upon your acquiring a sure grade in your LLM in order to fulfill our PhD tutorial entry necessities. Additionally, candidates ought to be aware that our PhD programme solely has one entry level every year – in September. Most LLM programs within the UK finish with commencement in November. Entry on to our PhD programme relies upon your acquiring a sure grade in your LLM in order to fulfill our tutorial entry necessities. This implies for candidates at present taking their LLM within the UK (however not at Queen Mary) the place the date of commencement falls after September 2023, and/or for Worldwide candidates requiring a UK scholar visa who’re at present taking an LLM within the UK, then an software this yr just isn’t doable.

The analysis subject ought to deal with one of many following themes:

IPRs and public worldwide regulation/personal worldwide regulation; IPRs and intangible cultural/scientific heritage; IPRs and human rights; Doctrine of performance; The position of mental property regulation in selling and regulating artwork; intersection of worldwide commerce and mental property regulation (e.g. Patents and Commerce in Stem Cells; Commerce Marks and Tobacco Plain Packaging); mental property transactions (e.g. Licensing of Broadcasting Rights for Premier League matches); interrelationship of TRIPS with regional and nationwide Regulation (e.g. TRIPS and the European Patent Conference); philosophy of mental property; major and secondary markets in IP; Artwork 102 TFEU utilized to “double id” TM instances; property rights in persona; enforcement of IP; exhaustion and licensing.


The deadline for Herchel Smith scholarship award purposes is Friday 2 June 2023 and the choice course of will probably be accomplished by early August.

Notifying the Faculty of Regulation of your software for Herchel Smith funding

There’s a part inside the PhD on-line software kind labelled‘Different info’. To inform us that you simply want to apply for our Herchel Smith Studentship award you will have to firstly reply to the query: ‘Are you making use of for a selected named funding’ by deciding on sure from the drop down menu after which, to the brand new query that seems, ‘Which particular named funding?’ select the ‘I’m a Faculty of Regulation – Herchel Smith’ choice.

With out this notification, you’ll not be thought of as a funding applicant. You may be handled as an applicant to our PhD programme solely.

If you wish to apply for Herchel Smith funding and have already submitted your principal software (with out indicating that you simply want to be thought of for considered one of our funding awards) you need to contact Mr Gareth Skehan, PhD Admissions Administrator, earlier than the deadline by e mail on g.skehan@qmul.ac.uk, and state the award that you simply wish to apply for. With out this particular e mail notification you’ll not be thought of for Herchel Smith funding. In the event you want to apply for different Queen Mary funding awards concurrently, chances are you’ll accomplish that. If you’re unable to point this on the web software kind, please e-mail g.skehan@qmul.ac.uk with notification by the point of the related funding deadline.

Submitting your on-line PhD software

Solely candidates who’ve accomplished the web software course of to the PhD programme previous to the funding submission deadline will probably be thought of for funding. For info on find out how to make an software, what our entry necessities are, and what supporting documentation is required, please see our webpage.

To make an on-line software, you would wish to go to this webpage after which click on on the button marked ‘full-time’ examine on the  right-hand column of the webpage.

Candidates ought to be aware the Faculty of Regulation, not like different PhD programmes at Queen Mary, has no formal requirement for candidates to contact an educational workers member to rearrange for supervision to be agreed previous to submission of their full software. All purposes, within the first occasion, are reviewed by our Analysis Admissions Director. The Director has an summary of the supervisory capabilities and availabilities of all tutorial workers inside the Faculty, so purposes are all the time reviewed, if they’re thought of sturdy sufficient by the Director, by lecturers with analysis experience related to an applicant’s proposed space of examine.  

Nevertheless, the Queen Mary’s on-line software system requires candidates to verify the identify of a proposed supervisor (within the ‘Analysis Proposal’ part). As Regulation has no requirement right here, candidates can merely identify their proposed supervisor as a ‘Faculty of Regulation supervisor’, with out having to call a selected member of workers (though they’re free to take action if they want).

Contact us

In case you have any queries referring to the PhD funding software course of, please e mail the Faculty of Regulation PhD Admissions Administrator, Mr G. Skehan by e mail on g.skehan@qmul.ac.uk

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