The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) is pleased to support PhD students at LSE whose research relates to the Southeast Asia region. The PhD Research Support Fund provides funding toward field research expenses in Southeast Asia (maximum £2,000) and conference attendance (maximum £500).
This scheme is available to PhD students registered at LSE, at any stage of their studies, whose research relates to Southeast Asia and who do not have access to funding from a sponsoring body (e.g. ESRC) that provides support for research expenses. Please note that those who have submitted their PhD thesis are not eligible to apply.
Fieldwork Support Fund
Applications for the fieldwork support fund must involve fieldwork based in the Southeast Asia region (normally defined as countries which are member states of ASEAN). Fieldwork expenses can include travel, accommodation, subsistence, local services (e.g. transcription/translation) and/or purchase of research materials.
The deadline for applications to the fieldwork fund was 28 October 2021. A second round of application submissions this academic year will close on 5 May 2022. Each application is to accompany a support statement from the applicant's supervisor.
Application form for the fund is available here. Any queries are to be directed to email@example.com
Applications for the conference fund need to be accompanied with evidence of your speaking engagement at the conference, e.g. an email confirmation from the conference organiser. Expenses can include conference registration, travel, accommodation and/or subsistence.
Applications for the conference fund will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and decisions are expected to be relayed within four weeks of submission. Each application is to accompany a support statement from the applicant's supervisor.
Please note that annual funding for conference attendance is limited and SEAC may announce the closure of applications as soon as funds have been exhausted.
Application form can be downloaded here. Any queries are to be directed to email@example.com