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New LSE PhD Studentships support the brightest and the best research students

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has launched a new flagship studentship scheme that will support outstanding research students by fully funding their postgraduate research at the School.   

LSE is a world leading social science research institution and is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as a Doctoral Training Centre.

LSE’s PhD students make a vital contribution their Departments and to the life of the School. The investment in these studentships doubles the number of full awards for postgraduate research students, with 59 awards available for 2013 entrance. From next year, most of LSE’s PhD students will be fully funded, either by the School or through external sources such as the Research Councils, notably the ESRC and other Trusts and Foundations.

The prestigious studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and research potential and are open to all nationalities and subject areas in the social sciences. The scheme includes fees and a maintenance award of £18,000 a year for four years. As a part of the doctoral training programme studentship holders gain experience of class teaching or other departmental work.  

LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun said: “LSE is known as a world class centre of research and our postgraduates play a valued role through the research they conduct. Students come from all areas of life, often bringing a great deal of experience with them. Our PhD programme can only be further strengthened with these generous scholarships which will enable us to support the most academically promising candidates in their four years of study at the School.”

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10 Oc tober 2012