London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) Africa Dissertation Grants 2020 for fieldwork on Africa

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The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) provides funding to LSE Masters students for fieldwork on Africa

Application Deadline: 30th April 2020.

About the Award: The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa can provide up to £1,000 to LSE Masters students to conduct fieldwork in Africa for their dissertation. The call for funding opens each year in Lent term.

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Type: Grant

Eligibility: The FLCA puts out a call for Dissertation Fieldwork Funding every year in Lent Term.

To be accepted for funding students must:

  • Be enrolled in an LSE Master’s programme
  • Provide a letter of authorisation for their fieldwork from their Head of Department
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from their supervisoralong with a complete application form.

Selection Criteria:

Students are expected to have also applied for support to their departments, and the FLCA will assess sympathetically applications that are partly funded by their departments.

There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. However, preference in selection of projects funded will be influenced by current research in the centre and will ideally enhance ongoing work.

Note that fieldwork is likely to involve the submission of Health and Safety Risk assessments and Ethical Review to LSE. It is the responsibility of the applicant and the applicant’s department to ensure that those processes have been completed before fieldwork commences.

Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply but a Master’s thesis must be Africa-related. .

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: up to £1,000

How to Apply: Applications for dissertation fieldwork funding in 2020 are now open and can be made using the form here.

Once completed, please submit the form to [email protected] for consideration. The form should be accompanied by a letter of authorisation for the fieldwork from the applicant’s Head of Department and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor. 


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