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Department Financial Support


Titmuss Meinhardt Hardship Fund

Available to all Social Policy students in cases of unforeseeable financial need or emergency and where students have been unable to obtain assistance from the School’s Financial Support Office.

Contact: Damian Roberts, Department Manager
d.p.roberts@lse.ac.uk 

 

MSc Conference and Research Fund

To provide up to £100 to help with the cost of attending events such as workshops or conferences, or with the cost of research-related activities such as travel or participant interview expenses. Applicants should provide a statement of not less than 250 words detailing how attendance or activities would benefit their studies and/or dissertation research. Successful applicants will also be required in due course to provide a short testimonial detailing how they benefitted from the funding.
Read student testimonials here.

Contact: Damian Roberts, Department Manager
d.p.roberts@lse.ac.uk

 

Titmuss Meinhardt Funding for PhD students

The Titmuss Meinhardt Memorial Fund provides limited funds to support the activities of the Department of Social Policy’s PhD students.

The Titmuss Meinhardt Memorial Fund provides limited funds to support the activities of the Department of Social Policy’s PhD students:

a)      Data access: to pay for expenses relating to data access (including fees related to the addition of questions into a survey). An individual student will not normally be awarded more than £1,000 in any one academic year. This amount is pro-rated for students enrolled on a part-time basis.

b)      Job market interviews at conferences: to pay for travel/accommodation/registration costs when attending conference-based job market interviews. An individual student will not normally be awarded more than £400 in total during the course of their programme of study.

Students with alternative sources of funding, such as an ESRC or LSE Studentships or the LSE Postgraduate Travel Fund, may only apply for Titmuss Meinhardt funds if the alternative source of funding is not available.

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted to the Secretary of the Committee (Damian Roberts, Department Manager, Department of Social Policy: d.p.roberts@lse.ac.uk).

The application should include i) details of the proposed expenditure, ii) a statement of support from the student’s PhD supervisor and, where applicable, iii) evidence that alternative sources of funding are not available (see above).

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision within one month during term time and within two months outside of term time.

 


 

 For detailed information about School level sources of funding, please refer to the Financial Support Office webpages