Stage One – Expression of interest
Applicants should submit an expression of interest in Microsoft Word including an outline of the proposed research (of no more than 600 words) and details of project team.
This allows the Centre to ensure proposals fit with the programme criteria and goals before full applications are made.
Institutional approval from partner institutions can take time to secure, so applicants are encouraged to show evidence of institutional approval at this stage.
Deadline: 8 January 2021, 17:00 GMT
Stage Two – First draft of application
If the application fits with the programme criteria and aims, a full first draft of the application should be submitted, including:
- Full Application of no more than 4,000 words (excluding bibliography) using the template provided here. Proposals should address the evaluation criteria laid out in the ‘Selection Process and Project Administration’ section above.
- Annex 1: Budget. Please complete the Excel budget template provided here. In order to maximise the accuracy of financial figures, particularly where LSE staff salaries are concerned, applicants should liaise with Research and Innovation and the Middle East Centre.
- Annex 2: Letter of Institutional Support. Proposals must include a letter confirming that the Arab university partner institution supports the application. This should be signed by a person with authority to confirm institutional approval.
- Annex 3: PI and Co-PI CVs. PI and Co-PI CVs should be attached to the application in PDF format. CVs should be no more than 2 pages long.
The Centre is happy to offer advice and assistance to applicants during the preparation of full applications.
Deadline: 7 February 2021, 17:00 GMT
Stage Three – Final submission of application
Following the submission of the full first draft, the Centre will check applications to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria and will provide feedback. Applicants are expected to liaise with both the MEC and Research and Innovation to finalise budgets. A final application should then be submitted.
Deadline: 21 February 2021, 17:00 GMT
The awards will be announced in March 2021 with funding available from August 2021.
Please note all applications should be accompanied by the required documents listed in Stage Two. Incomplete applications will not be considered.