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SEAC Seminar Series and Networking Grant

The LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) aims to nurture and support critical enquiries into the Southeast Asian region by academic staff and early career researchers (ECRs) at the LSE, and for their network to expand on a global scale to foster open and critical debates.

SEAC is pleased to announce a new Seminar Series and Networking Grant for the 2019/20 Academic Year. The scheme is open to LSE academic staff and LSE Early Career Researchers, including PhD students.

We welcome applications for seminar series, study groups or networking events focusing on social science issues relevant to Southeast Asia, aligning with one or more of SEAC’s core research themes of urbanisation, connectivity and governance.

Applicants are recommended to form a partnership with non-LSE applicants. While events are expected to be based at the LSE, applicants are encouraged to include co-applicants from other universities where appropriate.

When planning seminars, applicants should consult the LSE’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. This includes considerations such as making a reasonable attempt to have a gender balance among speakers, sufficiently advance invitations to allow for any childcare arrangements, as well as considerations relating to ethnicity, age, disability and so on. The standard LSE accessibility texts is to be included in online event announcements.   

Successful applicants will assume responsibility and accountability for organising events and will be representing SEAC as organisers and Chairs during events, working closely with SEAC for their preparation to coordinate activities and their timing. Successful applicants are welcome to invite their home department/institution to act as co-host of their events with SEAC.

Any event the lead applicant or co-applicant chairs at LSE requires that they familiarise themselves with the LSE’s guidance document for event chairing, which contains useful information about LSE’s policies and codes of practice regarding free speech and dealing with disruptions / fire alarms, etc. External speakers should also be briefed on these guidelines before their arrival.

The application form is available here. Applicants should submit their completed application form, CVs of the lead applicant and co-applicants (3 pages maximum for each CV), and any other supporting documents to SEAC Centre Manager Dr Lee Mager (seac.admin@lse.ac.uk) before the deadline 28th June 2019.