Awards by research councils and others
6.—(1) It shall be lawful for a research council or institution mentioned in Schedule 2 to adopt rules of eligibility which—
(a)do not take account of regulation 2(4);
(b)confine eligibility in the case of fees awards in connection with courses of education or training or the undertaking of research to those persons who fall within Schedule 1, excluding those who fall within paragraph 5; or
(c)confine eligibility in the case of maintenance awards in connection with courses of education or training or the undertaking of research to those persons who fall within Schedule 1, excluding those who fall within paragraphs 5 and 9.
(2) As regards paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 1, the research council or institution may, in adopting rules of eligibility under paragraph (1)—
(a)confine eligibility to those persons who have been ordinarily resident in Great Britain for three years preceding the date of application for the award, or
(b)exclude from eligibility those persons who are not ordinarily resident in Great Britain, in England and Wales or in England (as the maker of the award may determine) on the date of application for the award.
(3) Where rules of eligibility confine awards to persons who are or will be ordinarily resident in part only of the United Kingdom and Islands, a person who is ordinarily resident in some other part of the United Kingdom and Islands shall not for the purposes of this regulation be considered to fall within paragraph 9 of Schedule 1.
(4) The makers of awards may adopt different eligibility rules for different classes or descriptions of awards.