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Opportunities

Funding, Research and Study Opportunities

The FLIA provides a range of opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to further their research and engagement with Africa.

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FLIA Recruiting Programme for African Leadership Intern 

The Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) at the FLIA is looking for a proactive and highly motivated intern to join the team in delivering part of their PfAL 3 year strategy which includes delivering the biennial PfAL Forum held in Africa with over 100 attendees. The intern will take responsibility for supporting the proposed operational aspects of the Forum and support wider engagement with current PfAL students. 

How to apply:

Please email a CV, and one-page cover letter, to Africa.Internships@lse.ac.uk. In your email please confirm which African country you're a resident or dual citizen of.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 12th February 2023 (23.59 UK time). 

Job Description

Person Specification

  • The Africa Internship Programme is for residents of Africa currently participating in post-graduate programmes at LSE or having completed a post-graduate programme at LSE in the past 2 years.
  • The programme is also open to current post-graduate students or recent alumni of the past 2 years who hold dual residency with an African country but may normally reside outside of the continent.
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FLIA Recruiting Communications and Events Intern 

The FLIA is looking for a highly motivated intern to join the team for 3 months. Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, the intern will be tasked with supporting day-to-day communications, digital engagement and events programming across the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa. 

How to apply:

Please email a CV, and one-page cover letter, to Africa.Internships@lse.ac.uk. In your email please confirm which African country you're a resident or dual citizen of.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 12th February 2023 (23.59 UK time). 

Job Description

Person Specification

  • The Africa Internship Programme is for residents of Africa currently participating in post-graduate programmes at LSE or having completed a post-graduate programme at LSE in the past 2 years.
  • The programme is also open to current post-graduate students or recent alumni of the past 2 years who hold dual residency with an African country but may normally reside outside of the continent.

 

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New Blog Series: Through your Eyes 

Africa at LSE, one of the leading blogs at LSE invites contributions to the new blog series - Through your Eyes.

The series encourages emerging African writers, interested in African affairs, to share their lived experiences of key political events and current topics.

The series seeks submissions in politics, current affairs, development and humanitarianism, environment and climate change, arts and culture, and any other local, regional, or global issues connected to the social sciences and/or the African continent. 

Please submit your pieces to africa@lse.ac.uk, and read the guidelines carefully before submitting. 

More information

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LSE Master's Dissertation on Africa Prize

Aimed at encouraging and celebrating LSE's outstanding research on Africa, the Master's Dissertation on Africa Prize will award the year's most innovative and significant Master’s dissertations that further our understanding of the continent.

Submissions are now open for the Master's Dissertation on Africa Prize for 2022/23. Entries must be an Msc dissertation within the previous academic year awarded a distinction, which can be from any LSE department and in any discipline. Winning students receive £500 and are invited to contribute a blog post related to their research for the prestigious Africa at LSE platform. 

Learn about the Africa Dissertation Prize.


 

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Study at the world's leading dedicated social science institution

LSE offers various opportunities for African nationals to undertake study or research at the institution. Every year, over 200 Africans from at least 30 countries come to LSE on short courses, fellowships and taught and research programmes that are available across 19 departments.

At LSE, you will be part of an international student body of over 150 nationalities. During your time here you can tap into the knowledge and expertise of leading thinkers and experts in social science, participate in widely attended events with speakers from across the globe and build a network in one of the most diverse campuses in the world.


 


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Scholarships

LSE and external organisations offer a number of scholarships for African students to study at LSE. The value of support ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

Approximately 19% of taught masters offer holders are successful in obtaining some form of financial support from the School.

We will continue compiling a list of funding opportunities to study at LSE for the next academic year. 

Current funding opportunities here.


 



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Programme for African Leadership

The Programme for African Leadership is an extracurricular leadership and networking programme for African graduate students studying at LSE.

The Programme was established at by the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa to empower a new generation of African leaders who will promote best practices of economic and social development in their organisations and countries.

Learn more about the Programme for African Leadership.


 


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LSE PhD students working on Africa

There are many ways for LSE PhD students working on Africa to become involved with the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa.

PhD students nearing the end of their degrees may want to consider applying for an early career fellowship through the FLIA if their research agenda has an Africa-focused topic. Such postdoctoral fellowship schemes are often offered on a yearly basis by UK granting organisations through a competitive application process.

There are also opportunies for becoming involved with the FLIA event programme, writing for the Africa at LSE blog and contributing to a range of ongoing creative iniativies such as workshops and podcasts.

Find about more information here.