SEAC considers applicants from any discipline, using any methodology and selecting any site within the Southeast Asia region (normally classified as countries that are member states of ASEAN) in which the fieldwork is to be conducted. The primary academic criterion beyond the quality of the proposal itself is that the research should align with one or more of the Centre’s research themes of urbanisation, connectivity and governance.
The application deadline is 21st February 2020 and decisions will be returned by 3rd April 2020.
- For taught postgraduate students, applicants must be currently enrolled at LSE and due to undertake dissertation fieldwork in the 2019/20 academic year.
- For undergraduate students, applicants can either be second or third year undergraduates currently enrolled at LSE and who are due to take an assessed final year dissertation as part of their degree. For second year undergraduates, proposed fieldwork can take place at any time until the start of Lent Term in the 2020/21 Academic Year (18th January 2021).
Interested students should submit a completed SEAC Dissertation Fieldwork Grant Application Form to SEAC Centre Manager Dr Lee Mager (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 21st February 2020.
- SEAC will be contacting your Dissertation Supervisor during the review process to acquire their confirmation of your forthcoming overseas field research. We would encourage you to approach your Dissertation Supervisor when preparing your application so that they are aware in advance.
- Please also note that fieldwork is likely to involve the submission of Health and Safety Risk assessments as well as an ethics review. It is the responsibility of the applicant and the applicant’s Department to ensure that those processes have been completed before fieldwork commences.