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Information for University of Leeds Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs)

A bursary of up to £2,150 will be awarded based on a 130 hour research placement 

The placement scheme offers PGRs the opportunity to undertake part-time research projects within local organisations. The researcher will have an opportunity to engage with the needs of the external organisation and to build the knowledge gained experience from the placement into their future research or career plans. 

The time commitment for the PGR is a maximum of 130 hours in total, with weekly hours to be agreed with the organisation. Previously, PGRs have phased their projects over a 13 week period at ten hours per week. 

Projects might involve: 

  • Surveying or interviewing users or providers of relevant services to identify ways in which they could be improved (University of Leeds ethical review will be required for such projects). 
  • Evaluating a project or scoping out the potential for a new project which aims to bring social or economic benefits to a particular community.
  • Gathering evidence, writing reports and responding to government consultation exercises/informing policy making.


If you have any questions relating to the scheme, please contact Cheryl Harris 

PGR Placements Application Form (docx), File Download


PGR Placement - Final Project Report Template (docx), File Download


LSSI PGR Placement Scheme – Guidance (pdf), File Download