The Leverhulme Trust Scholarships

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The Leverhulme Trust has awarded LSE with 15 doctoral scholarships, to be allocated over the next three years (commencing in 2015), worth £1 million, for students to undertake interdisciplinary research on 'the challenge of escalating inequalities'.

These prestigious scholarships will provide £70,000 each (to cover 36 months of study) will be affiliated with LSE's new International Inequalities Institute and directed by Mike Savage, Professor of Sociology.

The scholarships offer the exciting opportunity for emerging social scientists to be at the heart of a new exciting inter-disciplinary programme of research on inequalities at the LSE. You will be part of a dynamic research culture linking the economic dimensions of inequalities with the social, cultural and political aspects to systematically assess whether and how inequalities might be hardening in mutually reinforcing ways.

As well as being supervised by experts in your home Departments you will also be actively mentored by a group of seven leading scholars who all have outstanding records of research on escalating inequalities.

The Scholarships will pay UK/EU fees per academic session and the remainder can be used for living costs.

How to apply

There is no separate application form for these awards. The selection of students for these scholarships will be based on the PhD application to the School. Please see the notes for applicants (PDF) for further details on the research themes covered by the Leverhulme Scholarships.

When completing your application you should indicate that you wish to be considered for a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship and which of the three themes your proposal addresses.

You will also be considered for other sources of funding unless you indicate that you only wish to be considered for a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship.

Please submit your completed application to the School by the 9th January or the 26th April 2017 (depending on the academic department you are applying to, please check with your department which deadline they are using) in order to be considered. This is the last round available for these scholarships. There will be six scholarships awarded to commence in the 2017/18 session.