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Jobs, funding and research opportunities

 The Centre regularly advertises jobs, funding and research opportunities. These will be listed below and promoted through our mailing list and our social media accounts.

Join our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook to stay updated on all our opportunities.

Host your research with us

The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa currently hosts a number of Africa-related research projects and welcomes new ones throughout the year. Hosting your project at the Centre offers benefits including support in administering the project and access to the Centre’s network of partners, researchers and practitioners on the continent.

If you are applying to a grant for an Africa-related research and are searching for a host institution, please feel free to get in touch with us at africacentre@lse.ac.uk.

Please note that research grants must align with the values and objectives of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. Therefore, grants should include partnerships with African institutions and hire/collaborate with African researchers where ever possible. All grant applications will be subject to review from the senior leadership team at the Centre.

Some of the funding opportunities that are currently accepting applications are:


Partner with us

The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa invites applications for academic collaborative research projects in social, political, and economic sciences between researchers at LSE and at African Universities. These projects may involve collaborative research or capacity building.

Please email us for more information: africacentre@lse.ac.uk


FLCA MSc Dissertation Fieldwork Support

FLCA has a limited amount of funding for MSc Dissertation Fieldwork support. The grants will contribute to the FLCA's overall mission to support research on Africa at LSE, so that it continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of the continent. 

Funding for those dissertation projects selected is likely to be up to £1,000.  

• Students must be enrolled in an LSE Master’s programme at the time of application and provide a letter of authorisation for their fieldwork from their Head of Department and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor along with a complete application form

Applications are expected to have also applied for support to their departments, and 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 the current research in the centre, and ideally will enhance ongoing work.

Note that fieldwork is likely to involve the submission of Health and Safety Risk assessments and Ethical Review. 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 their master’s thesis must be Africa related.  

• Applicants must complete an application form and submit by 12pm on May 15th, 2019 to: africacentre@lse.ac.uk  


International Opportunities

  • Call for Particpation for Social-Science Writing workshop at Njala University, Sierra Leone. We invite applications from PhD students/ academic staff based at the London School of Economics (LSE) or the colleges of the University of Sierra Leone, Njala University (or other academic/ research institution in Sierra Leone) for a one-week writing workshop at Njala University. The workshop is specifically aimed at early career scholars, and will offer support for those with limited experience of publishing in peerreviewed journals. This workshop is a partnership between the Centre for Public Authority (LSE), Firoz Lalji Centre for the Study of Africa (LSE), Department for International Development (LSE and) RECAP (LSHTM/UoSL).  More information
  • Call for Applications for Ugandan and South Sudanese Early Career Researchers for Writing workshop. In partnership with the British Academy and University of Juba, we are seeking early career researchers from Uganda and South Sudan interested in attending a writing workshop in East Africa from the last week of July 2019. Particpants will  receive additional support to facilitate the submission of an article to an international, peer-reviewed journal by the end of November 2019.    More information  



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