The Leverhulme Trust has awarded two research fellowships to members of the University of Westminster’s School of Law. It is very unusual for a single institution to receive multiple awards, making this a significant achievement.
John Flood, Professor of Law and Sociology, has received a two-year research fellowship to study the new legal services market now beginning to emerge. Dr Marco Roscini has been given a one-year fellowship to research cyberwarfare in international law.
The Leverhulme Trust research fellowships are designed to relieve researchers of their teaching in order to devote themselves full-time to research. The Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support “scholarships for the purposes of research and education.”
Since that time, the Trust has provided funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries and prizes; it operates across all the academic disciplines, the ambition being to support talented individuals as they realise their personal vision in research and professional training.
With annual funding of some £60 million, the Trust is amongst the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK.
The Trust places special weight on the originality of the projects put to them; the significance of the proposed work; the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project; the removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.