Louise Arbour Human Rights Research Studentship (MPhil/PhD)

In 2012, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies launched the Louise Arbour Human Rights Research Studentships for new MPhil/PhD research students.

Madam Louise Arbour is the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and was Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In December 2010, Madam Arbour was awarded a Doctor of Laws of the University of London, honoris causa, and the Institute is honoured to offer studentships in her name in recognition of her career and achievements.

Applications for the Louise Arbour studentships will only be considered from students who have already applied to the MPhil/PhD programme at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. The deadline for applications for academic year 2018/19 is 11.59pm (GMT/UK time) on 03 June 2018.

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Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships

The School of Advanced Study is part of the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Research Partnership, which includes King's College London and UCL, and which  has available a number of studentships for research (MPhil/PhD/doctoral) degrees.

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The Yusuf Ali Scholarship

The Yusuf Ali Fund was established in 1956, following the death of Mr Yusuf Ali. Its purpose then was to assist University of London students from India and Pakistan and was used in a discretionary manner for many years.Today, we are honoured to offer the Yusuf Ali Scholarship for students of Indian, Pakistani and/or Bangladeshi descent to enable them to study on one of the campus-based taught postgraduate programmes or the research programmes offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study.

Applications for the Yusuf Ali Schholarship will only be considered from students who have already applied to the MA or MPhil/PhD programmes at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies or its Human Rights Consortium. The deadline for applications for academic year 2018/19 is 11.59pm (GMT/UK time) on 10 May 2018.

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Dame Lillian Penson Memorial Fund

Professor Dame Lillian Penson was Vice-Chancellor of the University of London between 1948 and 1951, becoming not only the University’s first female Vice-Chancellor but also the first woman to hold such a post at any British University.

In commemoration of her important role in its history, the University of London named one of its intercollegiate halls after her, the Lillian Penson Hall. In addition, the Professor Dame Lillian Penson Memorial Fund was established in 1966. The trust fund provides travel grants for students of the Institute of Historical Research and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies to support their studies.

The Dame Lillian Memorial Fund is open to current MA and research students of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and its Human Rights Consortium. The deadline for applications for academic year 2017/18 is 5pm (GMT/UK time) on 10 May 2018.

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Conference Attendance Fund

The Conference Attendance Fund is intended to provide research students who are presenting their work at conferences with a contribution towards the cost of attending such a conference. An award may be used to cover or part-cover costs such as transport, accommodation, and conference registration fees.

The Dame Lillian Memorial Fund is open to current MA and research students of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and its Human Rights Consortium. The deadline for applications for academic year 2017/18 is 5pm (GMT/UK time) on 10 May 2018.

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