2019-20 Neil Davis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to honour the memory of Neil Davis (a student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine until his death in 2015) by assisting students whose work embodies the values and interests which Neil followed in his own life and career, namely finding new and creative ways to help low- and middle-income countries to adopt sound financial planning policies and practices.

This scholarship, with a total award value of GBP 2,852.00, is intended to help fund research and travel costs associated with the MSc projects of students on the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing course. The total funding may be awarded to a single student or split between up to six students.

Preference will be given to students whose work focuses on Cambodia, South-East Asia, Nigeria and Malawi, or whose areas of research include malaria, cancer, health finance, and micro-business development.

Eligibility for funding

This scholarship is open to students currently registered on the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

How to apply

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

  • a completed Neil Davis Memorial Travel Scholarship application form; and 
  • a budget outlining projected costs for the MSc project; and 
  • a project outline (no more than 2 A4 sides) which should include:
    • background/introduction and rationale; and 
    • aims and objectives; and 
    • method details; and 
    • anticipated impact of the project and how this funding will be used to accomplish the project’s aims. 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Incomplete applications include those with missing supplementary information or documentation as listed above.

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

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is 23:59 (BST) on Sunday 17 May 2020. (Please note that this deadline has been amended: the original advertised deadline date was Sunday 26 April 2020, but this was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic).