2019-20 DrPH OPA Travelling Scholarship

Current DrPH students at LSHTM are invited to apply for competitive funding support for their Research Study I (RSI) - the Organisational and Policy Analysis (OPA) project. Awards are designed to support travel costs directly associated with RSI/OPA fieldwork (travel and associated subsistence/accommodation costs). Successful candidates will be made awards of up to GBP 2,000.00.

Applicants should be aware that if an applicant’s fieldwork is to be based in their home country, then this must not fall in the same geographic region as their residence. Applicants should also note that if there is competition for the funding available, preference may be given to those who are travelling to LMIC countries.

Eligibility for funding

Applicants must be currently registered on the DrPH programme at the School.  

How to apply

Applicants must submit, in a single email to the Scholarships team (

  • a completed 2019-20 DrPH OPA Travelling Scholarship application form; and 
  • a fully costed budget with justification for costs (and your request for the scholarship funding) and an indication of which costs this application covers; and 
  • an RSI/OPA project proposal, (no more than four A4 pages) which should include:
    • a background statement; and 
    • the objectives of your study; and 
    • a description of the work to be done, the methods used, and the anticipated outcomes; and 
    • a description of the features of the institute being visited that makes it a suitable venue. 

Applications will be assessed on the merit of the project. Documentation provided will be scrutinised for feasibility and reasonable economy.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding.

By submitting an application for this funding applicants agree to its terms and conditions.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is 23:59 (GMT) on Wednesday 25 March 2020.