Please note that the 2020/21 funding round has now closed. See below for details of the 2021/22 scheme.
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. Considering the given pandemic circumstances, 'remote fieldwork' also can be considered.
Important note from SEAC:
SEAC is very much aware of significant restrictions that may be imposed on fieldwork due to the on-going pandemic. Applicants are strongly encouraged to pay close attention to LSE and governmental news and health and safety updates, in and in liaison with their dissertation supervisors, in order that appropriate duty of care, for both themselves and any research participants, is ensured.
- For taught postgraduate students, applicants must be currently enrolled at LSE and due to undertake dissertation fieldwork in the 2021/22 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 2022/23 Academic Year.
Applications for the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant will open on 1st December 2021. Interested students should submit a completed SEAC Dissertation Fieldwork Grant Application Form to SEAC Centre Manager Charles Tocock (email@example.com) by 13th February 2022.
- 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.