The Laidlaw Scholarship equips outstanding undergraduate students with the research, thinking and leadership skills to deliver to their full potential and fulfill their career ambitions across a diverse range of disciplines.
Delivering on Lord Laidlaw’s vision the scholarship comprises two main elements: leadership development and an intensive research project.
There is a wide range of benefits associated with undertaking the Laidlaw Scholarship.
As a Laidlaw Scholar you will:
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We are developing a log-in area of the website just for you. It will include more information about what research projects Laidlaw Scholars are undertaking from other universities along with ways in which you can make contact with other scholars. In this section there will also be links to other resources not available on the public site.
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The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship provides proactive students with the skills, knowledge and values to become influential leaders in their chosen future careers.
A critical part of the scholarship is for the student to design and develop an intensive research project in an area of interest. Whilst the universities delivering the programme have varying criteria on how they select their students and deliver their scholarships, research projects tend to last for 8-12 weeks in duration and take place during the Summer break. Scholars receive a generous bursary of around £400 per week for the duration of their project.
All students must work closely with an academic member of staff in order to design and deliver their research projects. This member of staff is called the Research Mentor and must agree to the student’s proposal that they submit as part of their application to undertake the Laidlaw Scholarship.
Some of the benefits of becoming a Research Mentor include:
Individual universities will have more specific criteria and information in place on the role of the Research Mentor. To see which universities are delivering the programme see Applying and Selection.