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SEAC creates such a vibrant intellectual community by connecting scholars with diverse interests and tackling issues critical in our times.

Prof. Qin Shao, The College of New Jersey

LSE is privileged to enjoy the generous support of alumni and friends who choose to express their support for the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) through philanthropy. Every gift you make, no matter the size, is a demonstration of faith in SEAC’s work and an investment in the School’s future as a world leading social sciences institution. Thank you.

Over the next few years the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre is seeking to:

- Expand the provision of our new Student Dissertation Fieldwork Grant scheme which saw huge success in its pilot year. As an illustration of impact, £750 covers the cost of 1 LSE student to undertake fieldwork in Southeast Asia under this scheme*.

"Through SEAC’s grant I was able to meet the founders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Women’s Auxiliary Brigade in Cotabato City in Southern Mindanao"
Rio Grace Otara, SEAC Student Dissertation Fieldwork Grant awardee 2018/19

- Expand the provision of our new Stipendiary Visiting Researcher scheme, which provides the opportunity for overseas scholars, who may not have the resources to do so, to undertake research in LSE. As an illustration of impact, £11,800 covers the full cost of a 3-month Visiting Fellow under this scheme*

"My experiences during my stay at SEAC at LSE had been extremely positive. I found the centre a very stimulating place to work and a great hub to connect with scholars of Southeast Asian Studies and other disciplines"
- Dr Merlyna Lim, SEAC Visiting Senior Fellow 2019/20


- Secure sponsorship for the LSE Southeast Asia Forum, SEAC’s flagship annual one-day conference bringing together leading Southeast Asia experts from around the world, offering a unique opportunity to inform and network with policymakers in government, members of the diplomatic core and stakeholders in civil society and business. Please get in touch if you would like to propose sponsorship of this conference.

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- Produce translations of SEAC’s Working Papers into associated Southeast Asian languages, to maximise the reach and impact of our work in the region. As an illustration of impact, £1300 covers the cost of one professional specialist academic translation of a working paper*.

- Increase the number and scope of SEAC research projects, such as our current project on Asian Urbanism incorporating fieldwork in the Philippines, for which we benefit from unrestricted gifts from Mr Arvind Khattar. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss gifts of this kind.

 * Total cost estimates are based on 2019/20 data using the LSE’s full economic costing model to cover overheads and indirect costs.


To be able to expand and enhance the impact of these initiatives, we need your support.

How your support benefits the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre today

Regular and one-off gifts to the Centre will help us plan, expand and deliver these projects and initiatives which require flexible or additional funding to maximise their potential. These unrestricted gifts allow us to invest in the areas of the greatest need within the Centre, and SEAC will provide clear regular reports of exactly how and where your gifts have been used in relation to the above initiatives.

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Discuss your philanthropy

We can also help to match your generous philanthropy with longer-term priorities that enhance our School. We are currently seeking partners who share our vision of ensuring the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre continues to offer world-leading academic and research programmes.

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about how you can help the Centre to continue to work towards its strategic priorities. We can work with you to build on your relationship with LSE and discuss how your philanthropic and personal interests can be fulfilled through giving opportunities that are meaningful to you. We also work with trusts, foundations and corporates to develop mutually-beneficial partnerships.   

To discuss philanthropic opportunities, please contact:

Ms Sharon Bray
Philanthropy Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5233

For any general enquiries about the Centre and its activities, please contact:

Katie Boulton
SEAC Centre Manager