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2020-21 Johnson & Johnson Scholarship Fund

Johnson & Johnson has provided a generous USD 70,000.00 grant to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to support projects focussing on the control of infectious diseases, and in particular, COVID-19.

This scholarship funding will provide up to 20 MSc students with financial assistance for activities relating to their 2020-21 MSc project, including research costs.

Awards will be made for between GBP 2,000.00 and GBP 5,000.00 each, and will be determined based on individual project needs.

Eligibility for funding

This scholarship is only open to students currently registered on any of the 19 intensive (London-based) MSc programmes of study at LSHTM. Unfortunately, it is not available to students registered on distance-learning programmes.

Funding is available for projects on the control of infectious diseases.

Special consideration and preference will be given to those whose project focuses on a research area relating to complications of COVID-19. (Ideally, J&J would be looking to fund at least one project focussing on the complications of COVID-19 in children, for example childhood multisystem inflammatory syndrome.)

Recipients of these awards will be expected to become active members of the alumni network of J&J funded students, whose purpose is to promote greater collaboration between recipients, and in so doing participate in improving local services and shaping national policies in low resource countries.

How to apply

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

  • a completed J&J Scholarship Fund Application Form, and
  • a full budget of projected costs for the MSc project (which should include
    justification for costs, and highlight which costs are to be covered by the scholarship (as well as show details of how other costs will be covered), and
  • a project outline of no more than two A4 sides (which should include background/introduction and rationale, aims and objectives, method details, anticipated impact of the project, and how this funding will be used to accomplish the project’s aims).

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding.

By submitting an application for this funding applicants agree to its Terms & Conditions.

Please note that all applications will only be reviewed and processed after the deadline. All applications that are submitted before the deadline will be considered equally, regardless of submission date.  

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is 23:59 (BST) on Sunday 25 April 2021.