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: firstname.lastname@example.org