Herchel Smith Scholarships at Queen Mary University of London

Scholarship in Art and Humanities

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14103
  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

The Queen Mary University of London provides a unique opportunity to recognize and accompany outstanding students with an excellent ability to contribute significant performance in intellectual property and conduct their Ph.D. degree in the UK. The scholarship provides free tuition fees, living expenses, and mentoring opportunities. Interested applicants who wish to perform their research in the field of intellectual property or other areas of science and humanities can apply.



Deadline: 3 June 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Level of study: Ph.D. degree

Functional area: Research

Duration: three years

Benefits of the scholarship:

  • Free tuition fees
  • 17000 £ annually award
  • Monitoring opportunity
  • Support for research performance up to 6 hours’ weekly

Host university: Queen Mary University of London

Field of study: intellectual property law and other areas of science and humanities.


  • Both international and UK students who have the ability to contribute outstanding results and enrolled as a full-time student in intellectual property law can apply.
  • Applicants who are working and want to study their Ph.D. degree in intellectual property law or relevant areas of science and humanities.
  • Applicants who are enrolled before September 2020 are not eligible.

Themes of research:

  • IPRs and public international law
  • Private international law
  • IPRS and intangible cultural/scientific heritage
  • Human rights and IPRs
  • Functionality doctrine
  • Intellectual property law role in enhancing and regulating art
  • The intersection of international trade and intellectual property law
  • Intellectual property transactions
  • Interrelationship of TRIPS with regional and national law
  • Intellectual property philosophy
  • Primary and secondary markets in IP
  • Art 102 TFEU applied to double identity TM cases
  • Property rights in persona
  • Enforcement of IP
  • Exhaustion and licensing

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Required documents:

  • Online application form, including the following questions:
    • How do you want to support your studies at QM University of London financially?
    • Provide details on any award or scholarship you applying for or have already secured.
    • Why are you the best candidate for this scholarship?
  • Copy of the last university degree, including the transcript with grades, dissertation component is taken, diploma in English.
  • English language proficiency document (overall IELTS 7.5)
  • Applicants update Curriculum Vitae or Resume, including any legal, vocational experience related to your chosen research area and academic background.
  • Two reference letters, one of them should be from the recent lecturer
  • Research proposal or research statement, not more than 500 words and must be written readable, clear, and concise. (read the provided guideline)
  • Personal stamen about one page, describe why you want to conduct this research, and how it helps you in your academic and career life, other relevant information you wish to be added.

How to apply:

Interested applicants must apply online

Apply HERE

Visit the official website  of QM, the university of London to access more information

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