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Archives in Teaching Fund

Use our unique Library archives and special collections in your taught courses

Find out about a funding opportunity available to LSE staff that will enable you to incorporate our archives and special collections into taught courses. 


The Pro-Directors for Research and Education, together with LSE Library and the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), have established the Archives in Teaching Fund to support the incorporation of archives and special collections from LSE Library into taught courses.

The Fund will cover up to £7,000 of the costs of the research assistance required to redesign existing courses or develop new courses based on LSE Library’s archives and special collections.

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Proposals can draw on material from any of the Library’s special collections and should innovate in the way in which the material is to be used in teaching. Preference will be given to projects which focus on one of the following areas of particular collection strength:

  • Poverty and welfare
  • Development of left-wing thought
  • Peace and internationalism
  • Britain’s relationship with Europe
  • Gender equality
  • LGBT equality

To explore these themes further and assess the archives available, do get in touch with one of the Library’s curators who would be happy to help

Consideration will also be given to the rationale for the integration of the chosen archival collection into the course/programme and to the overall curriculum design, including how it will enhance student learning.

Successful applicants will be supported by and work closely with members of the Archives and Special Collections team from the Library and TLC departmental advisers to develop their projects.

A total of three grants, each of a maximum of £7,000, are available.

Note that new course proposals and modifications to existing courses will have to be submitted via the Course and Programme Information System (CAPIS).

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Applications should be made by submitting a completed application form by email to Martin Reid, Deputy Director of LSE Library, (m.j.reid@lse.ac.uk) and Claire Gordon, Head of TLC (c.e.gordon@lse.ac.uk) by 28 September 2018. Colleagues are also welcome to contact Martin Reid and/or Claire Gordon with any questions in advance of submission.

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Review and selection

A panel consisting of the Pro-Directors for Research and Education, the Deputy Director of LSE Library, the Head of the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) and the Head of Archives and Special Collections will review and select applications.

Download the Archives in Teaching application form